THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) took another bold step into the technology age when the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo signed a multimillion dollar contract with TechnologyOne, an Australian IT company on Friday.
A statement from the Vice Chancellor’s office said, the contract will enable TechnologyOne supply and install at SINU UniversityOne, a student management software system.
“The proposal to upgrade the ICT services of SINU was approved by the University Council after a series of Council meetings which considered the submission from the University management,” the statement said.
The offer includes training of SINU technical and operational staff in the management and operation of the system. The upgrade will take 278 project days to complete.
TechnologyOne has designed, supplied and installed similar systems for about 40 universities in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and United Kingdom. Their Port Moresby office is responsible for its clients in the Solomon Islands.
“This project will contribute towards improving SINU’s ICT services as it strives to provide to its students and staff the best and latest IT services that are currently available in the market.”
Also present at the signing ceremony was the chairperson of the SINU Council, Sir Nathaniel Waena, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate), Donald Malasa and Manager ICT, Kevin Maitava.