Computer News - In Brief

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- An ICT task force, chaired by the vice president and co-chaired by the minister of information and communications, has planned a two-day stakeholders' conference slated for April 30 and May 1, 2009 to formulate a national ICT policy for Sierra Leone.

- Kastina State Government in Nigeria is to supply computers to all its primary schools by 2010, Executive Chairman of the State's Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Sule Kuki has said.

- Microsoft and the Ministry of Communication of Ghana have agreed to partner a project that will deliver high-quality ICT policy training to public sector workers. The project will see the establishment of a Microsoft eGovernment Centre designed to facilitate professional and organisational capacity building within the government.

- In line with its resolve to reduce unemployment in the state, the Lagos State Government has registered 175,000 unemployed graduates across the 20 local government areas and 37 Local Council Development Area (LCDA) under a new databank, created to facilitate job creation.