Computer News - In Brief

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- The National University of Rwanda (NUR) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rwanda Information and Technology Authority (RITA) to increase ICT access in rural areas.

- A computer manufacturing company, Omatek Ventures Plcs in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (Lagos branch) have launched the computer for all public servants in the state under the company's e-Xpress initiative.

The computer for all public servants is an initiative under the Omatek E-xpress scheme that provides a flexible computer acquisition and convenient payment plan for public servants in Lagos State. The launch also coincided with the Omatek EDU-Launch and unveiling of the Omatek 8 inch smartbook specially positioned for the education sector.

- In Algeria, a new version of "Ousratic, a computer per household" initiative is under preparation, said Post and information and communication technologies (ICT) Minister Hamid Bessalah. The Minister reckons that "We are thinking of how to set the new version of 'Ousratic, the previous method brought outcomes but we must do better."