To offer suitable approved and diversified curriculum in accordance to guidelines issued from the Polytechnic Academic Board. To identify, acquire and install relevant ICT resources and implement their transfer to the polytechnic. To manage operations and maintenance of ICT resources. To manage database information systems. Train end-users on computer literacy and offer them computing support. To offer technical advice and consultancy on acquisition of ICT resources. Planning, implementation and development of ICT infrastructure. Due to its role within the polytechnic environment, ICT is central to the student’s needs and invites them and their parents to undertake the following: Participate in all activities during open days Take time to come and know what goes on within the college departments and sections Sponsor research activities aimed at benefiting the larger community Give feedback and some suggestions on what we should improve on or even include in our list of activities/functions and how to make this happen. Achievements Among the success stories that the ICT department has implemented in the past are: Deployment of the Biometric System for students’ registration (Finger Print System) Installation of a fiber-optic network covering 80% of the institution’s buildings Installation of an ERP i.e. COLEMIS which covers Students Registration, Hostels, Exams Processing, Collection of Fees, Produce Exam Results, Allocate Rooms and Beds for boarding students Deployment of the Pepea System for pay as you eat system for students Installation of a VoIP telephone system to ease communication inside the institution and with external stakeholders
Some of our ongoing projects include: Setting up of two more computer labs with AC units (Mechanical and the Smart classroom) Development of an e-voting system in conjunction with Eyoo Solutions to run student and union elections Development of a time-tabling system for all academic departments in conjunction with FelSoft Systems Ltd (currently ongoing) Ongoing polytechnic website upgrade in conjunction with Elrond Enterprises Consultants Activating the Smart Classroom Laboratory In future, we hope to undertake the following projects: Installation of CCTV system Upgrade of the WiFi connectivity system Extencion of the fibre-optic backbone network to the new Library complex and Lecture theatre Set up a standard ICT centre office plus data centre Introduction of more online services Smart Classroom The Smart Classroom consists of a unique concept integrating ICT based learning with traditional hands-on education, to create a futuristic classroom. The practical demo and training units in the classroom link to a Digital Learning Resources Library that enables students to design, explore, and investigate. The Smart Classroom concept consists of two classrooms: In the lecturer demonstration room, teachers have access to 1000 interactive presentations, demonstrations, exercises, tests, specific teacher and student materials covering vocational, engineering and life skills subjects. The state-of-the-art ICT laboratory assists exploration and investigation through on-screen simulations and virtual experiments for different vocational and engineering topics. In the students’ demonstration-room, a rich ICT environment with a focus on improving new technologies for TVET exists. Learners are able to experiment with new technologies by exploration, simulations and practical exercises. Benefits The Smart Classroom will spur innovation and provoke creative and catalytic thinking Trigger students’ exploration skills and enhance problem-solving based learning Provide the opportunity to teach and learn design skills Act as an incubator for improving TVET Devotra and LJ Create designed the smart classroom that combines the best and latest teaching approaches and technology from Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. LJ Create provides educational resources for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and related subjects. Devotra (acronym for Development of Vocational Education and Training) focuses on engineering projects in developing countries and upcoming markets.