Services Under Information Communication Technology Development Director Office
The university wide computer network is the basis for several services which will improve the university’s teaching and learning process. ICT services that are currently available are:
- E-mail services: The university has its own mail server with domain name ju.edu.et. Currently, there are more than 600 employees of the university who are using the e-mail service. The number of users is currently escalating.
The University web mail can be accessed through http://mail.ju.edu.et
- Official website of Jimma University: Among several services that the ICT DDO runs and maintains, the Jimma University Official website is one of the most important ones. And thus, at the moment a serious of improvements are being made to the official website through important users comments.
The Official website of Jimma University could be accessed through http://www.ju.edu.et/
- Automated Registrar System. This is a distributed software system that handles students’ records. The server, maintained by office of the registrar is connected to client machines that are scattered across the university through the university network.
- Hospital Automation System. This service automates the services that the hospital provides. Although it is at its infant stage, it is expected to replace the manual system once fully implemented.
- Video conferencing service. To supplement the six videoconferencing terminals that Ministry of Education provided, Jimma University has acquired a full set of videoconferencing equipment, including five terminals. The newly acquired videoconferencing units were tested by broadcasting live the 2009 graduation ceremony of the university to families of the graduates within the campus.
- Smart Classrooms. The smart classrooms are equipped with multimedia teaching facilities such as LCD Projectors and computers at JUCAVM, so that lecturers use their lecture notes saved on memory sticks. The future of the classrooms includes connecting them to the computer network so that lecturers supplement their lectures with resources from the Internet and the university servers.