The purpose is to build capacity in a variety of information and communication technology related areas such as internet connectivity, video conferencing and multimedia messaging. Also to enhance the capacity of young men and women to work as skilled workers in the extractive and services industries. The effort began with assessment of existing ICT infrastructure and provided solutions accordingly. A fully equipped computer laboratory was established to provide access to the internet to the University community. 50 fully networked internet ready Pentium computers were provided with computer furniture and a 64kbps broad band dedicated internet connectivity. 5 members of the University staff were trained in System administration to manage the facilities.