RWANDA LAUNCHES SECONDARY SCHOOLS COMPUTERISATION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

Computing

Rwanda has launched a national programme to provide computer laboratories, Internet access and computer training for teachers in secondary schools. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the government said the programme, called Schoolnet, had the support of the World Bank and USAID. It is being implemented by World Links, an international NGO specialising in providing computers and training in secondary schools in developing countries.

President Paul Kagame launched the initial phase of Schoolnet on Tuesday last week at the Groupe Scolaire de Notre Dame du Bon Conseil in Byumba Province. During the launch, Kagame urged all Rwandans to take time to learn how to use computers and the Internet. He said there was a vast wealth of information available to the business community, farmers and other professions on the Internet which could enable them increase productivity.

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