Google Nigeria has announced an extension of its Google Apps Supporting Programs (GASP) to the University of Ibadan. The GASP initiative is to help increase usage of the internet and Google Apps in Sub-Saharan universities.
Now that GASP is on the University of Ibadan’s campus, students get access to a lifetime email address with the extension stu.ui.edu.ng and up to 25GB of cloud storage space. Students also get access to the full Google Apps for Education suite which includes Email, Calendar, Groups, Docs and Sites. The aim is to increase productivity within the student body and between students and academic staff.
Ego Obi, Google’s Program Manager for Sub-Saharan africa said “‘We want to get more and more Nigerians users online by improving access to the Internet and helping universities like University of Ibadan to take advantage of the Internets many opportunities aligning with its vision to be a world class institution for academic excellence.’”
Google Apps for Education has been deployed in over 100 universities across Sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya and Uganda.
If you’re interested in adding your university to the GASP list, go here.
In the last year, we’ve seen Google push usage of its product by delivering special suites of products to universities and businesses. Get Nigerian Businesses Online, another initiative of Google recently hit the 25,000 websites mark.
We’ve got a few readers at the University of Ibadan, how do you guys feel about Google’s services?