Google aims to improve internet access in universities

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Internet search giant Google, has concluded a two day training seminar aimed at improving internet access in universities in Uganda.

The seminar aimed to provide a platform for institutions to acquire information on how Universities in Uganda can benefit from a free set of customizable tools that enable their faculties, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively.

According to the Google Apps Supporting Program (GASP) lead for Sub- Saharan Africa, John Wesonga, "the program is an initiative designed to catalyse internet usage and Google Apps adoption in sub-Saharan Africa universities through the provision of Google Apps for education and that Google will support the institutions through deployment of the program, strengthening existing ICT services, technical consulting and training."

The conference attracted senior management and University ICT managers and brought together over 20 public and private universities and institutions in the region.