In Brief:

Computing

- Kampala — Busitem University is to start an institute of communications technology at its main campus in Tororo district. The move was revealed after a meeting between the university management and a delegation from the Communication University of China, led by Prof. Ding Junjie, the university president. The institute will train students in research and outreach in information engineering and act as a centre for teaching international and regional languages.
The project will also provide training in telecommunications and electronics technologies, increase commercialisation of research findings and collaborative linkages, and enhance national and global collaborative networks with the public and private sectors.

- In a bid to promote computer literacy in the Nigerian children, Unilever Nigeria Plc has donated ten computers to Future Leaders High school, Mowe, Ogun State.

- Kigali — Survivors Fund (SURF) on Thursday distributed 200 computers to students who survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, who are undergoing their studies at four institutions of higher learning across the country.The computers, according to SURF director David Russel, were donated by two organizations; the UK Conservative Party and Inspire Africa based in Canada.

- The University of Ghana has commissioned a new NOC which will serve as a center for delivering ICT-based Distance Education and also integrate ICT teaching, learning and research into the university's academic work.