The Information Technology Centre (IT Centre) of the University of Buea is the nerve centre of computing power in the University of Buea, and serves also as a gateway to the external world. The centre has an added advantage over similar centres around the country in that it simultaneously runs a fully equipped ultramodern Cyber centre where Internet and office automation services are available for use in teaching, research and training purposes,.
The IT Centre went operational on 29 July 2002, and was visited by H. E. the Minister of Higher Education (at the time) Jean-Mari Atangana Mebara. The Centre is the first of its kind in the entire South West Province with a stable and reliable Internet Connection to the outside world. Until recently, Internet connectivity to the University was provided via a state-of-the-art VSAT gateway, which connected the rest of the campus via a fibre-optic network. Internet connectivity is however, now, provided via fibre-optic, with an upgrade of bandwidth from 1024 kbps/256kbps to 2048kbps/2048 kbps.
Aims of the IT Centre
- Facilitate the teaching and learning process
- Facilitate research for both lecturers and students
- Assure the development and maintenance of the IT infrastructure of the University
- Ease communication with the outside world
- Promote and upgrade individual knowledge in Information and Communication Technology
- Reflect the dynamic and well kept image of UB both nationally and internationally
- Make Internet services affordable to students and the entire university community; and
- Show ample proof of UB’s involvement in the electronic media, technological know-how and a reliable infrastructure for Information and Communication Technology.