Mr. Ana Prince Onebieni Uguana
Ana Prince Onebieni, an Information Systems specialist, who holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, M.Sc Information Systems Development from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton United Kingdom, and is enrolled for his Ph.D. in Computer Science in the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. A member of several scientific societies some of which includes the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), Computer Registration Council (CPN), Association of Information Systems (AIS), and Nigerian Institute of Training & Development (NITAD).
Ana currently works with the Cross River University of Technology, with over 20 years of professional experience spanning Teaching, Oil Exploration, Research, ICT, Consultancies, Project Management, Logistic Cold Chain Management, etc. with a special interest in Mobile Applications, Digital Library Systems, Networking, Library Information Systems, Medical Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Seismic Processing, etc.
He is an insightful administrator that has served across the ranks in the University Community. Widely traveled with over 20 publications in both local and international indexed journals. Has attended international and local Academic conferences and presented papers. He is married to Pastor (Mrs) Victoria Prince Ana the marriage is blessed with Children.
About The Management Information System (MIS)
Mission: To catalogue and automate the University’s information services for effective dissemination of information.
Vision: Towards attaining an efficient and ubiquitous management information system for informed academic service delivery.
The dawn of the digital age has made it mandatory for every institution to have a fully-functional Management Information System (MIS) and the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) is not lagging behind. In CRUTECH, the MIS Unit serves as a knowledge management centre. It provides a formal system where students’ profiles are catalogued and automated thereby providing management with accurate, timely and up-to-date information necessary for decision making.
What is today known as the MIS Unit was conceived in 1996 by Dr. I. U. Ugot, the then Rector of the erstwhile polytechnic, Calabar. Mr. Terence Eyo, the then Head of the Computer Centre also served as the officer-in-charge of the Unit with Mrs Victoria E. Edet as the only supporting staff.
At that time, the major role of the MIS Unit was to collect, process, store and transmit information on staff records and students’ results to management on demand.
With the advent of CRUTECH in September, 2002, the Unit continued to play its traditional role of collecting, processing, storing and transmitting information until 2010, when the Unit was restructured to assume additional responsibilities including administering the University’s Educational Portal System; with obvious implication of managing a more complicated and robust information apparatus. Consequently, today, the MIS Unit has become the pride of CRUTECH. It is the engine room for managing students’ profiles and providing up-to-date and prompt information for the University.
The Unit is blessed with a team of very dedicated and committed staff who are working assiduously to ensure the realization of the University’s mission and vision.