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Algeria - Internet at school: After investing 16 billion dinars: What ’s next?

Monday 18 August 2008

With the proliferation of Internet cafes, including in populated neighborhoods of our cities and villages, the word Internet has experienced a great socialization. This name is no more new for children still in primary or for the elderly and housewives who have never used a keyboard.
But this final registration in the usual language of a term borrowed from another language conceals the use of this new means of communication, entertainment and training a reality. If students draw documents (...)



Uganda students translate software into local language

Wednesday 13 August 2008

APA-Kampala (Uganda) A group of 300 Maker ere University students in collaboration with Rhodes University in South Africa and a company called translate@thon.org.za have successfully translated the Mozilla user interface into Luganda, a local language commonly used in most parts of Uganda.
Throughout the exercise they were able to translate 8,000 words used on the interface into Luganda.
Nabende Joseph of the National Software Incubation Center at the Faculty of Computing and IT, Maker ere (...)



Burkina Faso | Muslim children in the age of ICT

Tuesday 12 August 2008

"What education for Muslim children in the age of ICT". It is around this issue that the Association of Muslim students in Burkina Faso (AEEMB) and the circle of research studies and training Islamic (CERF) organized for the 19th consecutive year a summer camp held from 17 to 31 July 2008. The work took place at the socio-educational center of the Agency for Muslims in Africa (AMA) situated in sector 28 of Ouagadougou.
The camps have become a tradition at AEEMB and the CERF. For 19 years, (...)



Rwanda | Training of managers of secondary schools in ICT

Tuesday 12 August 2008

About 700 directors of secondary schools will be trained by the School Project / Management ICT and school management from 29 July to 18 December 2008, announced an official of the Ministry of Education.
School Project / Management in the Ministry of Education is a project which partners with the Flemish and technical cooperation the Rwandan Ministry of Education.
"Since 2003, we initiated the training for schools directors , ie the director, the prefect of studies, the prefect of (...)



Approximately 5 per cent of Cameroonians have access to ICTs

Saturday 9 August 2008

APA-Douala (Cameroon) The rate of accessibility of Cameroonians to ICT remains low, since only 5 percent of the country’s population on about 17 million people have access, according to the National Agency of information technology and communication (ANTIC).
This low access rate to ICT, according to ANTIC and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, is justified largely by access prices quite high in terms of average incomes of Cameroonians.
According to testimonies, one hour of (...)



Senegal - Reduction of poverty and digital divide: Distance learning, the keystone

Thursday 31 July 2008

Distance learning is about to replace the classic learning system. It became the keystone for the reduction of poverty and the digital divide between north and south.
The distance learning center / Senegal (Ced) carried on last Wednesday, the official presentation of diplomas and certificates of auditors in the presence of Kalidou Diallo, Minister responsible for preschool education , and Abdoul Aziz Sow, Minister of Information and Spokesman of Government. A total of 60 recipients from (...)



Internet helps children’s reading habits, study says

Wednesday 30 July 2008

Parents may fear the Internet is killing their child’s reading bug, but it is actually encouraging them to read, a new study found.
The majority of kids, 62%, would rather read a book on paper than on the Internet, and even more, 68%, said they love or like reading books for fun, according to the 2008 Kids & Family Reading Report.
Since kids use the Web to check out author sites, book reviews and other online literary tools, the report suggests the Internet encourages reading.
’Despite the (...)



Telecommunications: Hamadoun Toure prints his mark

Friday 25 July 2008

The team led by our compatriot has given to the organization, new dynamism and a financial balance that it has not known over the past two decades.
On November 2006, our compatriot Hamadoun Toure was elected as Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). In taking office, Hamadoun Toure did not hide his ambitions for this organization. The new Secretary General of ITU had then promised to work to make the institution prestigious so as to restore its image as a (...)



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