Covenant Lauds CISCO Meraki on Internet Equipment Grant
The Management of Covenant University has extended its appreciation to the management of CISCO Meraki, a leading cloud managed IT company headquartered in San Francisco, United States, for donating to the University a complete set of state-of-the-art high-tech internet equipment.
The equipment includes a Dome camera, Switch, Access Point, and all the accessories that came with them.
Presenting the equipment to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, represented by the Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services (CSIS), Professor Emmnuel Adetiba, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies (CEDS), Dr. Stephen Oluwatobi, said a graduate of Covenant, Wunmi Adebayo, facilitated the gesture from Meraki CISCO.
He said it was the product of weeks of discussions with Adebayo, who works with CISCO, on how the company can assist Startup Labs around the world. “We are here to express our gratitude to God first, and also to thank Meraki and CISCO for this gracious equipment that they’ve made available to us at the University,” he stated.
The CEDS Director added that the contribution made by CISCO Meraki could also be offered by other organisations as well, because the University is creating knowledge and the industries also need the knowledge.
Professor Adetiba, in his remarks, said the gesture by CISCO Meraki was a very good one and a positive development for Covenant University. “On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor I want to appreciate the gesture, it’s well appreciated. They are high-tech equipment. The worth in dollars is around #1,700,000 which is a huge amount,” he said.
The CSIS Director explained that the Switch has provision for gigabyte Internet and fiber provision, while the Access Point, which runs at 2.5 gigabytes per second, is of the very high end. The Dome Camera, he added, will be good for face biometrics, and the University can inject data analytics by bringing a lot of innovations that will lead to publications.
Also on hand to witness the presentation at the Covenant University Startup Lab were some senior staff of the CSIS and students.