This was disclosed on Tuesday at the official commissioning of NgREN held at the Commission's office in
The project, which is supported by the
The Executive Secretary of the NUC, and chairman of NgREN board,
"The project will provide network services and applications such as identify federation, e-content, hosting, network security, bandwidth management, IP telephony, video-conferencing, among others to the research.
"It will also promote linkages and collaboration between the research community, industry, government and other international research and education communities in order to transform research into commercial products for the benefits of the nations,"
The Minister of State of Education, Nyesom Wike, who represented President
He said the federal government has shown various commitments to ensure the growth of the education sector in
"I wish to assure you that research and innovation funding will continue to receive special government attention to guarantee the success of the project. I call on the administrators and the union of all sectors of education to put an end to the frequent upheavals in the system,"
"Government has also demonstrated sincere commitment through willingness to dialogue with stakeholders. Government has also shown commitment to infrastructure support through research and capacity development funding for staff for education and development.
"The project is expected to drive down the exorbitant costs of bandwidth while at the same time increasing the capacity of the network members to deliver world class teaching and research services," he explained.
The NgREN project is in its first phase and considered a critical component in the implementation of a full-mesh, high performance national backbone network interconnecting all member campuses to provide state-of-the-art high performance/broadband network with internet access.
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