Network Infrastructure and Security Unit (NIS)


Engineer Bashir H. Sani

Head of Unit (NIS)

The NIS unit is in charge of planning, designing, deploying and maintaining network infrastructure in the University. Detailed functions of the NIS are as follows:

Functions of NIS Unit:

  • Design, implement and maintain network and communication infrastructure      to provide effective services to the university community
  • Maintaining ICT infrastructure/system uptime, ensure increased network      utilization and optimal network performance as a matter of priority;
  • Estimating costs of network system hardware changes including      competitive analysis of future requirements;
  • Providing operational support and management of networks;
  • Integrating voice, video and desktop services within networks;
  • Undertake installation and monitor basic maintenance of network      equipment;
  • Provide training and support for the internet/promoting awareness      campaign;
  • Assist in personnel development and training;
  • Ensure reliable monitoring and reporting progress of network status;
  • Ensure that degradation in network service or fault is resolved as      efficiently as possible;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve the problems existing in network equipment;
  • Ensure proper and up-to-date documentation of all network equipment and active devices on the network including but not limited to switches,     servers, routers, wireless devices, network printing and scanning devices etc;
  • Maintain an inventory of all network devices;
  • Maintain power solutions at all network nodes including the access levels;
  • Provide Data Centre services as may be required;
  • Provide adequate network security that will guarantee the integrity of network services on the university network;

  • Organogram of NIS Unit