Computing News: In Brief


* In a bid to solve the problem of inadequate computers in most universities of Rwanda in the country, the Ministry of Education is considering providing laptops to students in public institutions of higher learning on loan at affordable prices so they can pay for them in a stipulated period of time. The availability of laptops coupled with wireless internet access at the universities, will also reduce the pressure to expand libraries since there are millions of books that can be accessed online.

* Kigali — 300 teachers from primary schools countrywide are undergoing an extensive training on One Laptop per Child (OLPC) capacity building and awareness programme.The four-day training that kicked off yesterday in Kigali, aims at enriching the teachers with knowledge on the programme, especially on how to operate the laptops.

*Kampala — The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) organized a training session in Information Technology Security for selected government IT officers as a step towards creating a IT security knowledgeable officers across Government Institutions. The officers were drawn from ministries, departments and agencies mostly those that house critical data.