Directorate of Information and Communications Technology

Prof. Solomon Ogara
Prof. Solomon OgaraDirector

To develop and maintain an ICT environment that best meets the University’s infrastructural, information management and communication requirements, and provides efficient support for end-users.

Provision of quality computer-based information to authorised users; securely accessed, stored, processed and transmitted at all times and underpinned by shared responsibilities.

Major Projects
  1. Internet and LAN Connectivity
  2. PABX and Telephone system
  3. Computer Labs: Main Campus (2); Kisumu Learning Centre Procurement:
    • ID Card System
    • Computer Hardware & Software
    • Audio visuals
    • MIS
  4. Power Backup:
    • Standby Generators
    • Centralised and stand-alone UPS systems
  5. Wireless LAN
  6. Website Upgrade
  7. Library:
    • LAN & Internet Connectivity
    • E-resources
    • Online Catalogue
  8. Training: BOLIFA Youth Group
General Functions
  1. Review ICT policy, strategies and plans in line with the University automation priorities;
  2. Recommend University wide ICT budget and the allocation of ICT resources among users departments;
  3. Consider and consolidate ICT requirements for various University functions, staff and students;
  4. Monitor and evaluate the performance of large ICT projects;
  5. Consider and recommend quality of service measures to enhance service delivery to various cadres of end users;
  6. Scrutinize any hardware and software license agreements with vendors and service level agreements with Internet Service Providers and advise Management Board and Senate accordingly; and
  7. Address any other ICT strategic and policy matters as may be referred by the Management Board and Senate.

2. Technical Functions
  1. Network design, planning, installation and maintenance
  2. Hardware and Software configuration, testing, installation, License Control and support.
  3. Implementation and Monitoring of the best practice information related security processes.
  4. Project co-ordination for both in-house and outsourced infrastructure-based projects
  5. Provision of Email and Internet and related services.
  6. End user ICT training, Data management services and Technical Support Services
  7. Website design and development, maintenance and support.

  1. DVC(PAF)  - Chairperson;
  2. Director ICT - Secretary;
  3. Four (4) Deans/Directors nominated by Senate;
  4. Registrar ( PA);
  5. Registrar (RIO);
  6. Registrar (AA);
  7. Finance Officer; and
  8. Not more than three (3) co-opted members from outside the University.

Terms of Reference
  1. be answerable to the Vice-Chancellor;
  2. receive regular progress reports for consideration and approval; and
  3. monitor and evaluate the general performance of the Directorate.
Office Location Telephone (Extension) E-Mail
Director’s office Admin Block 057-2058(124)
ICT Server Room Admin Block 057-2058(143)  
Help Desk Comp Labs 057-2058(119) or (165)