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Access Programme Access Programme

Projects under the Access Programme are implemented through grants and are designed to create demand and promote usage of ICTs in unserved and underserved communities and groups. The projects involve the provision of end-user devices to complement the telecommunication infrastructure that are deployed under the Connectivity Programme.

TIKC - Tertiary Institutions Knowledge Centres

Tertiary Institutions Knowledge Center (TIKC) is one of the initiatives of the Universal Service Provision Fund aimed at facilitating broadband connectivity through deployment of optic fiber cable and installation of ICT devices and peripherals in some selected tertiary institution.

Each beneficiary institution receives 100 computers, ICT furniture, 2 printers with network facilities and firewalls with broadband internet connectivity.

 

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E-Health Project

In the recent past, the USPF carried out a study to identify how ICT could be harnessed to facilitate better health care delivery system in Nigeria, with the long term aim of delivering service to the underserved and unserved communities and groups.

As an outcome of the study, an e-health intervention was designed to support health care institutions with ICT facility to enable them manage health records electronically. The package includes the deployment of computers and accessories, provision of internet connectivity, deployment of e-health software, extensive training of users and other health personnel, and the provision other supporting services to the beneficiary health institutions.

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IRC - Information Resource Centres

The IRC Project is an intervention by the USPF to create ICT-driven knowledge management that will adequately respond to the changing demands of users.  Through the project, the USPF establishes digital libraries in the existing public libraries to enable sharing of information and other resources as well as connect and share resources with libraries outside the country.

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SKC - School Knowledge Centres

The USPF designed the SKC project to promote the demand and adoption of ICT in public schools in order to create 21st century skills.

Each of the schools is provided with computers, printers, solar power system, bandwidth and educational software/content.

At least 200 schools benefit from the project each year.

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E-Accessibility Project

This is the USPF's response to the promotion of access for persons with disabilities to new information and communications technologies and systems in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the aim of ITU's member states to achieve global inclusive ICT. This project is implemented through the deployment of assistive technologies to relevant institutions to address the peculiar needs of the target beneficiaries.

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CRC - Community Resource Centres

The USPF, in partnership with local entrepreneurs and community-based organizations, facilitates the establishment of Community Resource Centres (CRC). The aim is to extend voice, internet and ICT training and other e-services to unserved communities on shared basis.

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Projects at a Glance

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