Computer News - In Brief


- The National Universities Commission (NUC) has commenced the process of fine-tuning the Nigerian Universities Management Information System (NUMIS) to provide reliable, comprehensive and up-to-date data on university education in the country. The project initiated about 10 years ago could not be sustained “owing to budgetary and other constraints”, according to NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Peter Okebukola. the new-look NUMIS was expected to provide information on statistics on university education aggregated at the department, faculty, institution, and national levels, student academic records and transcripts, staff records, funding profiles of universities, academic programme status, and physical development pattern.

- Oracle Corporation will start its East African Technology roadshow in Nairobi on Monday 26 January. The roadshow will then move on to Kampala (27 January) and Dar-Es-Salaam (28 January). The Serena Hotel will be the venue, and the event will be hosted with Oracle partners Simba Technologies Ltd, Software Technology Ltd and Copy Cat Ltd.