Prisoners Get Computers in Uganda


Uganda's biggest jail, Luzira Maximum Security Prison recently received a boost that will promote ICT use among its incarcerated residents. Uganda Telecom has donated five PCs to help promote literacy amongst prisoners.

Often ignored and poorly funded in comparison to other government ministries and institutions, the maximum upper prison with over 2,400 inmates only boasted of two computers and three laptops before the uganda telecom donation.

Computer classes at the prison, located about six kilometres east of the city centre commenced at the beginning of the year with candidate classes in the three categories of Uganda's formal education. For starters, the computers are being used to teach Microsoft Office and various Internet packages.

(Source: East African Business Week)