Benefits & Services of REN


  • * Can provide cheaper connectivity to member institutions without going through the Internet.
  • * Provides global sharing of network services e.g. cross border resource sharing, cloud computing.
  • * Enables e-education and e-science such as virtual  meetings and teaching facilities, media production services
  • * Provides community services such as e-campus services, VoIP, video conferencing services, web based collaboration, media distribution, social networking.
  • * Provides centralized training, capacity building and advisory services to their member institutions and mentorship to others such as local secondary schools.
  • * Facilitates favorable pricing for Internet access and software licenses through collective bargaining.


  • * Creates economy of scale for building and sharing high speed networks, expensive research equipment and other resources.
  • * Aids inter-institutional collaboration, joint content development, sharing of large databases and research results.
  • * Facilitates linkages between academic and research community, industry, government and other international research and educational networks.
  • * Provides a cheaper pathway for advice to member institutions on IT procurement, developing technical specifications and tender documents.

Contact Us

Information Technology & Communication Unit, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria

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Managed by INTECU, O.A.U

The OSUN-REN is the state REN comprising RENs in major towns of Osun State. IFE-REN is a key hub of the OSUN-REN and it is to be managed by the Information Technology and Communications Unit (INTECU) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.