Federal Medical Centre Azare

Bauchi State

Efficient Healthcare to Humanity

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNIT

Introduction

The Info Tech Unit has an interesting history. It started as a computer room in the Finance Department to process salaries and issue staff ID cards. This was in the early 2000's and a dot matrix printer was used to print out payment details and payslips. At the time, there was only one staff who worked with the Salaries and Wages Unit to process monthly salary, enter variations and handle the copious printouts of bank schedules and payslips.
With the employment of a Programme Analyst in 2005, a Data Processing Officer in 2007 and a second P.A. in 2008, the Unit was formalized. It's functions widened to include:

The IT Unit attained it's biggest staff size in 2011 with 4 senior and 3 junior staff. Each of the resulting sections was handled by a senior staff and a Clerical Officer.

SECTIONS

Software:

(Shithu Baba, Head of Unit, and Sadiq B. Aliyu).
Handling Software and applications, acquisition and installation of programs, administers email, website design and development, and coordinating IT Unit's activities.

Shithu and Sadiq putting final touches to website.

Networking Section:

(Inusa Tukur Barau, Programme Analyst).
Handles the Center's LAN and wireless internet service. Acts as Deputy Head of Unit.

General Computer Duties

(Bello Saidu, CO IT)
Id card production and other sundry jobs involving the computer. Works with Shehu Dahiru.

ID Card Production: Bello and Shehu working on staff ID on a Fargo Pro-L ID Printer.

Repairs and Maintenance Section:

(Garba Hamza)
Repairs of Center's computers, printers and other accessories. General maintenance, backup and troubleshooting. He is assisted by Sadiq Aliyu.

SIWES Training

The Unit trains students on SIWES/IT, mostly from the Aminu Saleh College of Education in the town, but also from Universities and Polytechnics in the State Capital and beyond.

Head of IT:

IT Unit is headed by Shithu Baba, MCPN a gradute of Computer Science from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi. He became a member of the He hails from Azare and has worked at the Center from 2005.