Advice & Assistance


The Centre for Instrumentation Services (CIS) is deeply involved in providing technical advice and assistance to the Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) in areas pertaining to Instrumentation and Information Technology. Some of these institutions do not possess appropriate expertise in the above fields and as a result approach the CIS for relevant support.

The services provided in this context include:

Some of the main projects in which the CIS has been involved till now are :

Networking
  1. Implementation of a Local Area Network (LAN) at TEC
  2. Complete restructuring of the Local Area Networks of the MIE including implementation of an ISA Server
  3. Design and implementation of a Computer Lab using wireless network technologies for the MIE
  4. Design of a wireless Computer Lab for the Distance Education (DE) Centre of the MIE and implementation of a Web Server for accessing online courses
  5. Upgrading of LAN & Computer systems at TEC
  6. Installation of 2 additional servers at TEC in order to improve network performance & security.
Web Design & Software Development
  1. Implementation of website for the Tertiary Education Commission
  2. Implementation of website for the Human Resource, Knowledge and Arts Development Fund (HR KADF)
  3. Implementation of a Student Scholarship Scheme database for the Human Resource, Knowledge and Arts Development Funds
  4. Implementation of a Student Record Database for the MIE
  5. Upgrading of Time Attendance Software at TEC
  6. Implementation of a Payroll system for TEC
  7. Design & Implementation a Computerised Registry System at TEC
  8. Design & Implementation of a Repair Information Management System (RIMS) for CIS
  9. Design & Implementation of a Quality Assurance Information System for TEC
  10. Design & Implementation of a New Website for TEC
Optimising use of Resources
  1. Report on restructuring of the whole IT infrastructure of AREU
  2. IT Status Reports for TEC
  3. IT Status Reports for MQA
Teaching & Learning
  1. Technological support for teaching and learning at the UOM
  2. Technological support for teaching and learning at the MGI
  3. Technological support for teaching and learning at the MIE

The above projects were implemented to provide technological support to classrooms in view of enhancing teaching and learning in the TEIs. Each classroom is now equipped with a RGB projector screen and a Computer System. The CIS was involved in the preparation and evaluation of the Tender documents. Furthermore, implementation monitoring and sign off of the project were also carried out by the CIS.

Other projects
  1. Design of Camera Surveillance System Project at MIE (All buildings & Compound)
  2. Design of Camera Surveillance System Project at MGI (SMAAS, RTI, Library, Auditorium, Fine Arts and all Secondary Schools)
  3. Design of Camera Surveillance System Project at FDI (Main building & West Wing)
  4. Implementation of Time Attendance System at TEC
  5. Implementation of Time Attendance System at MIE
  6. Implementation of Time Attendance System at MGI
  7. Restructuring of the Local Area Networks of the FDI
  8. National Projects at MGI :
Projects in the Pipeline
  1. Develop a Tertiary Education Management Information System
  2. Restructuring of a Local Area Network at FARC