Head of Unit Maintenance

Biography

Email:                    ollawa.ikechukwu@mouau.edu.ng, 

Sex:                       Male

Marital Status:      Married

State of Origin:     Abia State

Local Govt. Area: Bende

 

Personal Attributes:

·  Strong Intellectual skills and strong team player with leadership qualities.

·  Excellent Interpersonal skill along with the confidence and judgment to identify priorities and ability to redress a diversity of goods and issues.

·  Pragmatic and business oriented.

·  Professionally, proven ability to implement new policies in a rapidly expanding and changing business environment with little supervision.

·  Matured, self-motivated and have a positive attitude to work.

 

 ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2016       Till Date University of Uyo

                  M.Sc (In –View) – (Computer Science)

2010       2014 - Michael Okpara University of Agric, Umudike.

                 B.Sc. - (Computer Science) Second Upper Division

1998     -   2000 - Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu.

                 HND - (Computer Science) Upper Credit.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Applications of ICTs, HCI, Internetworking / Internet of Things and E-learning Concepts

 

Skills & Abilities

 Human Computer Interaction

Interactive system modelling,

Multi-touch interaction Techniques,

User Interface programming,

User Centered Design.

IDEs (Development Environments)

Netbeans, PetShop

Software suites for embedded critical software

Scade Suite and Vaps Xt

Programming languages

Java and JavaFx, Web

 

Agile methods

Use of tools and practice of agile methods  for software development

Languages

English : advanced negotiation, French : Basic, level

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dec 2005 – Till Date (DICT) Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

(Principal Technical Officer)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems.

Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade operating systems.

Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade hardware and software interfaces with the operating system.

Analyze and evaluate present or proposed business procedures or problems to define data processing needs.

Prepare detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining systems capabilities and processes.

Research and recommend hardware and software development, purchase, and use.

Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software, and connectivity problems, including user access and component configuration.

Select among authorized procedures and seek assistance when guidelines are inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems arise.

Record and maintain hardware and software inventories, site and/or server licensing, and user access and security.

Install, configure, and upgrade desktop hardware and peripherals to include; network cards, printers, modems, mice and add-in boards.

Work as a team member with other technical staff, such as networking to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems.

Write and maintain system documentation.

Conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system.

Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network.

Document system problems and resolutions for future reference.

Other duties as assigned.

 

March 2005 – Nov. 2005 Equinox Technologies Ltd. (www.equinoxworldwide.com) 69 Azikiwe Road Aba, Abia State.

(Network Engineer / Administrator)

·           Maintain and Administers 120 PC capacity Cyber café’s Local Area Network (LAN) on Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Server Platform

·           Configuration and Integration of PC into the network

·           IP addressing and DHCP

·           Internet Connection sharing and Internet Explorer configuration

·           Conversant with VSAT architecture and environment and Remote Gateways

·           Implementation and configuration of Cisco ATA 18x Routers for VoIP solution for vendors such as Dialpad, Net2phone, Delta three Ispeed etc.

·           Conversant with Wireless Internet Service Provider Setup: Installation of High dBI gain antennas (for client and base station sides); Configuration of wireless radios such as the Aironet 350 Wireless Radio and Hyperlink H-COR-P2 wireless radio (client and base station side); Maintenance of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)

·           Virus detection and removal; Spy wares and Ad wares blocking

·           Troubleshoot and handle Network problems

·           Hardware and Software Installation, maintenance and repair

 

Dec 2003 – Feb 2004 TRIOTON CYBERSOLUTION LTD, 42 UWALAKA STREET, UMUAHIA ABIA STATE.

(Network / User-Support Administrator)

Job Summary:

·         Oversees to the smooth running and management of the cyber café (browsing and Business Center)

·         Administers all managerial functions of the cyber café as relates to billing, control and operations.

·         Administers and monitors operations in the server, connecting the systems and monitors the link from the server so as to see that the link(s) are working perfectly.

·         Troubleshooting and configuration/Cloning of systems based on specifications.

·         Networking, Installations and configurations of the Networked systems/computers.

·         Co-ordinates operations in the Café as relates to networking, hardware and software problems.

·         Oversees the general operations and management of the cyber café section.

.         Carries out Installation and repairs of computers used in the Cyber café

Feb. 2002 – Dec. 2002 National Youth Services Corp (NYSC)

Nigerian National Petroleum Company Plc. (NNPC) Benin City.

(Accounting Section)

 April 2002 - Dec 2002    Lucky Patrick’s Computer College, Benin City.

Computer Systems Supervisor and Systems Analyst (Part-time)

Job Summary:

· Assign duties to staff in the publishing outfit, procurement of new systems for students’ training and installs the hardware (assemble new systems) & software for their use

· Keeping records of staff competence, faulty systems and give advice to the management on staff motivation and systems to buy or change.

· Designs book covers using CorelDraw and typesetting of books for final publishing.

· Trains students on Internet resources and accessibility i.e. its uses, operations and applications.

Nov. 2000 – Dec. 2001 - Applied Computer Systems Ltd, Aba.

(System Analyst/Instructor)

Job Summary:

·    Install, configure, and monitor local and wide area networks, hardware and software

·    Determine and analyze computer systems requirements

·    Design and implement hardware and software configurations for client’s firms.

·    Determine system objectives and needs.

·    Define specifications for proposed systems. Collect, enter, and process Information using computers

·    Provide clients and students with network administration services, such as Electronic mail accounts, security, virus protection, and troubleshooting

·    Assign duties to staff in the publishing outfit, procurement of new systems for students’ training and installs the hardware (assemble new systems) & software for their use.

·   Keeping records of staff competence, faulty systems and give advice to the management on staff motivation and systems to buy or change.

INDUSTRIAL EXPEREINCE

 Supervision and Certification of Local Area Network Installation for Implementation of University Management Information system (2005-2007).

 Installation and Maintenance of Computers and WAN/LAN for BCA (News-Online Room) Umuahia, Abia State. (2005)

 Consultant to Equinox & Demba Ltd, Aba: NDDC Youth Skill Empowerment Scheme (2004-05).

 Installation and Maintenance of Internet and Electronic-mail Services for both companies and individuals. Retainer ship on Computer Maintenance & Installation with Aba-South Local Government. (2003)

 Supervision and Certification of Local Area Network Installation in West Africa Milk Company (WAMCO) Aba, (2004)

 Supervision and Certification of LAN / WLAN and attendant VSAT Equipment Installation for Equinox & Demba Ltd, Aba (2004).

 Procurement and Installation Cisco ATA 186 Voice Over IP Equipment for Equinox & Demba Worldwide Remote office Exchange.(2004)

 Installation and Maintenance of Computers for Long Distance Communication NITEL Enugu.(2003)

 Chief Faculty for (Trend-Spring Computer Limited PH) for Training of the staffs of Ministry of Finance, Abia State for the UNDP Assisted SME Projects.( 2003-2004)

 Installation and Application of Unix products to NITEL PLC, Aba Territory. (2003)

 Installation and Maintenance of Computer Hardware / Software for Byte and Defense Computer Systems 4 River-Layout Aba (1994-1997)

TECHNICAL AND ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Pioneer Head of Department for Directorate of ICT 2007-2015

Acting Head of Department for VSAT/Computer Unit 2007-2015

Supervisor of e-classroom with VLMS features for the College of Veterinary Medicine. 2015

Supervision and certification of TETFUND Video Conferencing Facilities (e-learning and course development) in four stations namely (DICT, CAFST, CVM, COLNAS) in MOUAU 2015

MOUAU Project supervisor for the installation and deployment of Hitachi Interactive Whiteboard and associated e-platform for MOUAU.2014-2015

Institutional Resource personnel for training the trainer for Hitachi Interactive whiteboard usage for knowledge workers of MOUAU.2014

Institutional Resource personnel for training the trainer for Hitachi interactive whiteboard servicing for laboratory technologist in MOUAU.2014

MOUAU Technical supervisor for NCC University Wireless Cloud Project 2011

Supervision and certification of STEP-B e-laboratory project for college of management science, MOUAU 2009

MOUAU Project supervisor for NCC – SAP - USPF project for MOUAU 2009

University Chief Technical faculty and support for Global Portal Services (GPS) project for the first university and private partnership portal project for student course registration and result services 2004-2007

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Abia State Technical Advisor to JAMB Registrar for 2017 UMTE/JAMB CBT Examination.

IT Support Resource personnel for Abia State; Education for Employment (E4E) programme 2017

Project Consultant and facilitator to Abia State E-library project. 2015 - till date.

Member; NUGA Online Verification and Accreditations Committee: (NSUKKA 2009, UNIBEN 2010, OAU 2013, UAM 2017)

INEC Ad hoc Presiding Officer in-charge of Osisoma Ngwa L.G.A Ward 2 & 3 in the 2013 gubernatorial election 

Tech-Volunteer for Nigeria Network Operator Group Planning Committee at University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) Nigeria. 2011

IT Technical Support Committee for West Africa University Games (WAUG),Unilorin, ilorin, Nigeria 2011/12

 Resource personnel for Abia State Youth ICT Skill Acquisition Programme of the Ministry of labour and productivity, Abia State. 2007-2008 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

My undergraduate programme; I perform hands-on research on topics related to smart environments including sensor networks, middleware, machine learning algorithms, and automation algorithms, and investigate applications of smart environments to health monitoring and energy conservation. I present the drafted research results in a poster and class interactive session for the said programme of study, also applied the learning during my thesis writing and presentation at the end of the programme.  

PROFESSIONAL  DISTINCTIONS, PRIZES, AWARDS, HONOURS AND COMMENDATIONS

  1. Rotarian Couple of the Year Award: Rotary Club of Nigeria. District 9140. 2014
  2. Best IT Skill Personnel in MOUAU: National Association of Computer Science Students MOUAU. 2014
  3. Outstanding Young Professionals in IT: National Youth Council, Abia State in 2007.
  4. 2007 Outstanding Young IT Personnel Award by MOUAU Student Union Govt. 2007
  5. Distinguished IT Young Professional Awards of Excellence: By Edo State Ministry of Science and Technology, Award for Outstanding Contribution for Advancing Computer Science Education in 2003 in Edo State Secondary Schools Education.
  6. Outstanding Corp Member Award for Auchi Zone: By the NYSC Zonal Inspector and Auchi LGA, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE

As pioneer System Analyst/Programmer and later Head, VSAT/Computer Unit

      (MOUA, Umudike) (2005 to March 2015):

·Initiated computerization of the young University.  This led to the establishment of the University Computer Unit and provision of computers for use in various Units/Departments/Colleges.  A Local Area Network (LAN) was set up in the Computer Unit for computer training and practical for students.

·Organized computer awareness and regular intensive computer training for all principal officers, Deans and Directors, Heads of Department, academic and senior administrative staff and secretaries.  This enhanced the level of computer literacy and use in the University.

·         Initiated the computerization of the University’s payroll system, which is currently in use.

·         Established a functional e-mail (fuau.edu.ng now mouau.edu.ng) and gave staff individual addresses for mail.

·         Initiated computer networking for internet connectivity for the University. 

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Member; University College Accreditation Team on ICT for COLNAS, COLPAS, CEET, COLMAS, CVM, COED

Member; NUGA 2017 Online Verification / Accreditation Committee for ZONE “G”

Member; NUGA 2017 UAM Online Verification/ Accreditation Committee for UAM 2017

Member; NUGA Team for UAM 2017

UTME/JAMB 2017 CBT Examination Technical Preparation Team for DICT.

NCC/MOUAU Helpdesk Officer for Campus Wireless Cloud Expansion Project Phase II

 

SERVICES TO PUBLIC BODIES AND INSTITUTIONS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), (CPN)

Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

CPN: Mandatory Continuing Development Programmes (MCPD) Owerri - 2011

Member: EdMedia Special Interest Groups (SIG), AACE

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/FOR A ATTENDED

2017                DICT Staff Orientation Training Workshop.

2016                Seminar on Research Grant Application by Research Africa at MOUAU.

2016                Local Content Development Workshop: Organised by National Information

                        Technology Development Agency (NITDA), National Office for Technology

                        Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)

2016                eNigeria 2016 with the theme: Leveraging ICT Innovation for Economic

                        Diversification; at International Conference Centre, Abuja.

2015                NCS International Conference 2015: Akure, Ondo State “Information Technology for Inclusive Development

2015                CPN/Kit Technology IP Surveillance training track of the CPN/Kit 2015 Workshop, 20th 25th July, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel &                           Towers, Ikeja, Lagos - Nigeria. 

2015                NITDA, World Bank ICT Capacity Building Workshop for IT Personnel in  Nigeria universities on Open Source Software               Development

2015                The 10th anniversary in the annual series of the Nigerian Network Operators'

                       Group (ngNOG) Workshops and Meetings (UNN, Nsukka) from 02-09 November, 2015.

2014                System Management and PC Management Training Workshop for IT Administrator in Nigerian University Organised by                                           SystemTrek Technologies in Partnership with NUC Abuja.

2014                The 9th edition of the annual series of the Nigerian Network Operators' Group

                       (ngNOG) Workshop and Meetings, held at the Covenant University (CU) from  02 – 09 November, 2014.

2013                Technical Staff training on Identity Access Management of NgREN (Nigerian Research and Education Network) at Nigeria                                       University Commission NUC Secretariat Abuja .

2013                The 8th edition of the annual Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) Workshop and Meetings hosted by the University of                             Benin (Uniben) from –03rd -09th November, 2013.

2012                International Centre for Communications Studies Certificate (ADAPTI Training)

2012                3Days Workshop on Computer Science / Information Technology Research and Development Centre for Information Technology &                         Systems (CITS), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State.

2011                The 6th edition of the annual Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) Workshop and Meetings, hosted by the Obafemi         Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) from 16 - 22 October 2011.

2010               The 5th anniversary edition of the annual series of the Nigerian Network

Operators' Group (ngNOG) Workshop and Meetings at the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) from 10-16 October 2010.

2009                The 4th in the annual series of the Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) Workshops and Meetings held at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) from 08-15 November 2009.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

2009   COMPTIA+ (Aptech Lagos)

2015   Network+   (Aptech Lagos)

OTHER EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING QUALIFICATION

2012    International Centre for Communications Studies Certificate (ADAPTI Training)

2012   3Days Workshop on Computer Science / Information Technology Research and Development Centre for Information Technology & Systems (CITS), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State.

2013   Technical Staff training on Identity Access Management of NgREN (Nigerian Research and Education Network) at Nigeria University Commission NUC Secretariat Abuja .

2015   CPN/Kit Technology IP Surveillance training track of the CPN/Kit 2015 Workshop, 20th 25th July, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos - Nigeria. 

2015    NITDA, World Bank ICT Capacity Building Workshop for IT Personnel in Nigeria universities on Open Source Software Development

2016   Seminar on Research Grant Application by Research Africa at MOUAU.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)

Computer Professional Registration Council (CPN)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

International Bodies

Contributor to Technology Development: The United Nations Online Volunteers (UNV) programme. 2016 - till Date.

Technical Contributor to Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).2015-2016

ICT4D Africa technical support personnel 2014- Till – Date

Paper Written:

 Thesis:  Design and Implementation of a Computer Based Artificial Intelligence Systems

            (A Case Study of ESUT Model School, Enugu)

·         IT Gadgets, Electro - Pollution and the End Users .(Article)

·         E-commerce in the Nigerian Environment. (Article)

·         Enhanced Technology Infrastructure and Information Literacy

·         A Distributed Mobile Agent Framework for Maintaining Persistent Distance Education

·         A Different Approach to Providing Basic ICT Support at Multipurpose Resource Centres: The Educational Technology Trainee Experience in Abia State, Nigeria.