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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing Management
200Level, Nigeria.
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Information Communication Technology (ICT) NYSC

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department is a full fledge Department saddled with the responsibilities of providing Information Technology services to the Scheme. It is a pivotal point in which the scheme revolves.

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
The Department's Vision and Mission Statements are as follows:


VISION STATEMENT:

To transform the NYSC into modern technology-driven organisation.

MISSION STATEMENT:

To bring about exponential increase in productivity and efficiency to all facets of operations of the NYSC through innovative technology tools.

DEPARTMENTAL DIVISIONS AND BRANCHES:
The Department is headed by a Director, and has the following Divisions and Branches

Divisions headed by Deputy Directors: The following are Divisions headed by Deputy Directors:

Hardware/Software Development (HSD)

Data Management Services (DMS)

Branches headed by Assistant Directors: The following are Branches headed by Assistant Directors:

Hardware Development Support

Software Development Support

Application Support

Data Control



FUNCTIONS OF ICT DEPARTMENT
The functions of the Department include among others:

Enforces standards and procedures pertaining to the administration

Champions the use of ICT in the Scheme, with a view to providing better services in management of Software systems in the Scheme in respect of software and coordination.

Participates in the training of staff in the use of infrastructure systems and the upgrading of technical staff and technicians at all levels

Sets direction and plans for the ICT infrastructure of the Scheme

Undertakes forward planning and feasibility studies pertaining to the development and implementation of software solutions.

Focuses on the development, implementation and maintenance of software applications that affect the needs of different Departments in the Scheme and the Corps Members in general

Develops appropriate networks between various Departments and different spatially spread out administrative hierarchies through well designed database management system.

Maintains a robust Virtual Private Network (VPN) linking all the Scheme’s formations using internet cloud. This will improve data communication, enhanced messaging system as well as provide Voice over Internet (VOIP).

Processes corps data and assists in the deployment of corps members to all states.

Prints call-up letters for prospective corps members who do not pay online.

Maintains corps database and other enduring records of the Scheme

Co-ordinates NYSC Online Integrated system.

Trains all NYSC staff nationwide on basic ICT skills. The dept is working in collaboration with the HRM Department to carry out the training

Migrates all NDHQ Departments activities to NYSC Online Integrated platform.

Audits all NDHQ computer systems for routine maintenance

Maintains and updates NYSC official website www.nysc.gov.ng

Creates and Maintains NYSC social media. The existing ones are:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialnysc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nysc_ng
Instagram: www.instagram.com/nysc_ng

Develops, maintains and updates NYSC Mobile App: the NYSC Mobile Application is downloadable across Android, iOs, Windows and Blackberry 10 stores and can be accessed via: www.nyscmobile.org

COMPANIES PARTNERING WITH ICT DEPARTMENT
The following are companies partnering with ICT Department:

SIDMACH Technologies Nig Ltd – Provision of NYSC integrated online solution under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in collaboration with NYSC.

Joint Komputer Kompany (JKK) Ltd – Maintenance of hardware systems

Gulf Technologies Network Ltd – Internet service provider

Tinitop Technologies Ltd – Hosting of NYSC website. (www.nysc.gov.ng).

Source: NYSC website

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