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To douse the cry of marginalisation by the Southern Kaduna people, Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has commenced the process of converting the Kafanchan campus of the Kaduna State University (KASU) into a full-fledged university of technology. Speaking at a campaign rally, Governor Yero said the technical committee for the establishment of the university has already been inaugurated.

MTN Group joins AWS Direct Connect service to bolster cloud connectivity

MTN Group has joined Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Direct Connect service in a bid to improve cloud connectivity and its ability to attract large multinationals to its network.

The operator will provide high-speed links directly to AWS’s Ireland location, one of two of the cloud service provider’s European locations. Earlier this year the firm introduced a second EU-based service in Frankfurt.

Computing – In brief

Avaya Inc a provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices, has announced that they are currently working with five County Governments in Kenya to enhance unified communication in counties through their solutions.

Gambia National Library to Be Digitalised

The director general of the Gambia National Library Service Authority (GNLSA) has on Tuesday informed lawmakers of the joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committees (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly that efforts are on track for the digitalisation of the archival materials of the Library.

Umhloti Primary gets solar-powered PC lab

GiveITback, in partnership with Poynting and African Union Communications, has donated the first of its solar-powered computer labs to Umhloti Primary School, in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, to create a better understanding of ICT among learners.

Umhloti Primary School principal Badsha Adam says: "By exposing our learners to computers, they will learn how to actively seek information, which we believe will significantly contribute to their development and eventual competitiveness in the job market."

Meet the computer whizz from Togo who built his first robot at age seven

“I could make many, many things with that,” said Sam Kodo, looking at a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. “Just think about it. If you fail, at least you have tried. There are a lot of people who have ideas but never try. Even if you fail, you are already one step better off in life than those who don’t even try,” said Sam Kodo.

“Just think about it. If you fail, at least you have tried. There are a lot of people who have ideas but never try. Even if you fail, you are already one step better off in life than those who don’t even try,” said Sam Kodo.

Computing – In Brief

The executive members of Actiongambia recently donated computers worth D250, 000 to their alma-mater, Muhammadan Primary School in Banjul, among other places, aimed at improving the IT skills of students in the various schools, as well as making their learning easy.

South Africa kicks off tablet pilot with slates for every schoolkid in Gauteng

The 2015 academic year begins in South Africa today, and is being marked in the province of Gauteng by the formal launch of an ambitious plan to give every child in the area a tablet for their education, and upgrade every public school with the IT infrastructure and connectivity to make full use of them.

IBM Develops $2.5bn Super Computer for Kenya

Kenya’s eCommerce ecosystem is set to see greater efficiencies as IBM has launched what it has dubbed the ‘most powerful and secure system ever built.’ The z13 mainframe is an impressive demonstration of human ingenuity, technological advancement, and the monumental cost in terms of time and money – five years and a whopping $2.5 billion.

Computting - In Brief

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye has disclosed that the state government is building an ultra modern e-based learning outfit that will incorporate e-instructional television, e-classroom and e-drama among others.

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