Computer News - In Brief


- In Uganda, twenty senior six best performing female students completed an intensive three-week CISCO training at Tumba College of Technology (TCT) in Rulindo District.The students emerged the best performers during last year’s national secondary school examinations.The training was organised by Imbuto Foundation.

- Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) has partnered with Nigeria's electronic and switching payment company, e-Tranzact International Plc. According to the Director of Business Development, e-Tranzact International Plc, "we are leveraging on the partnership with NIPOST to reach more customers, especially in the rural areas. NIPOST has all necessary facilities to drive e-payment services to this segment and generate revenue for NIPOST".

- In Kenya, the Parliament has passed a motion asking the electoral commission to introduce electronic voting to streamline the polling system and eliminate irregularities.

- In Uganda, the Ministry of education introduces software to track school absenteeism. The software, developed by Agile Learning Company, with the help of the Microsoft Corporation the new system will link critical school data directly from schools into the National Education Management Information System.

- IBM has announced the opening of a new branch office in Dar es Salaam, as part of the company’s continued geographic expansion initiative to increase its presence in key growth markets.