Directorate of Information & Communications Technology (DICT)

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)  website which serves as an online information resource environment for the  Directorate.   It is therefore, our desire that DICT website shall continue to serve as a platform to disseminate information on its various activities.
Our commitment to our mission statement shall be realised through the following:

  • Providing a wider access to education generally through the use of information and Communications Technology by deploying a Wide Area Network (WAN) to NOUN Students at their respective study centres;
  • Maintaining Local Area Network and Internet Facilities in all the Local Governments in Nigeria to enhance students’ direct access to the support services provided by NOUN;
  • Ensure the running of  Messaging & Mail services at all time;
  • Development of appropriate applications for the management of various NOUN operations;
  • Maintenance of a Central Database System for Students’ registration & Evaluation, Human Resources and Finance System of the University;
  • Providing Network Support Services to the various units of the university.

Dr. Onwodi Gregory

Dr. Onwodi Gregory
Director, DICT 
Email: gonwodi@noun.edu.ng

 

About Us

The Directorate of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is structured along specific functional roles as assigned by the University.
To this end, the DICT engage skill sets in various fields such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Engineering and Knowledge Management to adequately provide the desired platforms and support in both software and hardware infrastructure, network connectivity that will enhance electronic and computer-mediated learning environment of the University.  Thus, DICT  is responsible for all computing, multimedia learning materials development, website development and management, specific database administration, specific system development, networking,  telecommunication services and other associated components required to aid open and distance teaching and learning.
Broadly DICT is segmented into the following units:

  1. Networking and Telecommunication Unit
  2. Website and Application Development Unit
  3. Hardware Unit, ID_Card and CD Production Unit
  4. End_User Support and Training Unit.
     

Services and Activities

Listed below are some of the core functions of DICT:

  •  Network design, installation and deployment
  •  Provision of technical support for telecommunication facilities
  •  Provision of routine maintenance for end-users in the University community
  •  Certification of hardware acquired by the University to ensure adherence to specifications and standards by vendors
  •  Production and Issuance ID_card to Staff
  •  Production and distribution of course materials on CD to Study Centres
  •  Provision of technical support to study centres during University examinations
  •  Provision of Web based application for University e-exams
  •  Development and Maintenance of the University Website
  •  Provision of technical support to faculties on ICT related issues
  •  Technical training to end-user on various applications

Organisation

Broadly DICT is segmented into the following units in the headquarters: Networking and Telecommunication Unit, Website and Application Development Unit, Hardware Unit, ID_Card and CD Production Unit, and End_User Support and Training Unit.  The blue print of the University stipulates that there must be at least one ICT staff in a study centre.  The staff list herein are those stationed in the headquarters.

Achievements

DICT has achieved various milestones for the University.  The most recent is the successful development and deployment of e-Exams platform for the University.  Others are:

  • Installation of IP phones for all senior staff in the headquarters (HQ)
  • Deployment of LAN for HQ 
  • Development and deployment of new website for the University

 

Staff

  1. ONWODI Gregory (Dr.) -                                 Director
  2. BUNZA Rabiatu M.                                          Chief Database Administrator
  3. AMADASUN Osamutimen                               Chief Web Developer
  4. IKECHUKWU Odogwu                                    Chief Hardware Engineer
  5. EGENTI Grace Ebere                                      Chief Web Developer
  6. OWORU Gbenga G.                                        Principal Hardware Engineer
  7. TAFA O. Henry                                                 Principal Technical Officer
  8. IWUANYANWU A. Uzoamaka                         Principal Hardware Engineer
  9. VAPPA T. Tijani                                                Senior Network Engineer
  10. STEPHEN Abraham                                        Senior System Analyst
  11. ALIYU Abubakar                                              Database Administration I
  12. JAMO Aliyu Ahmad                                         System Analyst I
  13. OLULESHO O. Mabel                                     Database Administration I
  14. OLATUNJI Anne Olubunmi                             System Analyst I
  15. BASHIR Basheria                                           Database Administration I
  16. FOWODE A. Oluwatomilola                           System Analyst I
  17. TAHIR Muhammad Tijani                               Network Engineer II
  18. IBRAHIM Hadiza                                            Database Administration II
  19. DUNG Emmanuel Michael                             System Analyst I
  20. MOHAMMED Ibrahim                                    System Analyst II
  21. ABDULLAHI Makama Salmanu                     Network Engineer II
  22. OLUMIDE Funmilayo Omoyemi                    Network Administration II
  23. MURTALA Sani Muhammad                         System Analyst II
  24. BABA AJI Mamman Muhammad                  System Analyst II
  25. BALA Abdullahi                                             Database Administration II
  26. LAWAL Ibrahim Yusuf                                   Database Administration II
  27. OLUSEGUN A. Aremu                                  Hardware Engineer II
  28. ABOLARIN Omogbolade Mutiullah              Web Content Developer II
  29. AKINNIBOSUN Abayomi Victor                   System Analyst II
  30. ADEMUJIMI Olowofela                                Programmer II
  31. OYELAMI Oyewole Abiodun                        Database Administration II
  32. SEGUN Ogundairo Jackson                        System Analyst II
  33. OLUKAN Olubunmi Modupe                        System Analyst II
  34. AKINBOWALE Olawande                            System Analyst II
  35. AKINYELURE Ayodele Olanrewaju             System Analyst II
  36. OLADEJI Temiloluwa Oluwadara                 Hardware Engineer II
  37. ANUM Absalom                                           System Analyst II

                                                  Administrative Staff

  1. AUDU Kolo Isaiah                                        Senior Assistant Registrar
  2. UGWU Gladys Ebere                                   Principal Confidential Secretary
  3. ELEAZU Agnes Ginikachi                            Clerical Officer
  4. SHUT Gwom Mary                                       Environmentalist
  5. ZUBAIRU Yau Haruna                                 Environmentalist
Contact

08023006365

Type (Directorate or Unit)
Directorates
Directorate/Unit Name
Directorate of Information & Communications Technology (DICT)
Director/Head
Dr. Gregory O. Onwodi
Email
gonwodi@noun.edu.ng

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