JU to enter optical fibre networkJU Correspondent
Jahangirnagar University’s internal telecommunication and information technology sector is to get digital optical fiber network coverage soon under an education ministry project with World Bank’s financial assistance.
The project will start on an experimental basis within the next month.
‘Primarily, all academic buildings, halls, residential quarters of the university employees and JU School and College will be brought under the project, initiated by the University Grants Commission under education ministry’s Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project,’ said Farid Ahmed, director of the project and also a professor of the university’s physics department.
Farid Ahmed disclosed the information Friday morning to New Age.
Informing that a total of Tk 3,62,03,000, allotted in 2011, would be used to implement this World Bank-financed project, he said, adding, ‘Besides, a new JU web site would be launched also under this project within this month.’
While contacted, JU vice-chancellor Professor Shariff Enamul Kabir said, ‘We are implementing the project as ours is the country’s only 100 per cent residential university.’
Free Wi-Fi access is now available in the halls, central library premises and TSC, and the coverage will be extended soon to the entire campus, the VC added.
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