Internet News - In Brief


- The Alemaya University in Ethiopia has disclosed that it will launch distance education for degree level programme in eight towns during the current academic year. Head of external and public relations office with the university, Jeilan Woliy told WIC that the university plans to cover Harar, Dire Dawa, Jijiga, Asbe-Teferi, Nazareth, Assela, Bale-Robe and Shashemene towns under its distance education programme in the fields of agricultural Popularization, Plant Science and Agro-Economics. According to Jeilan, a three-million birr pledge by the Development Initiation Fund is expected soon to launch the programme. In the first round would be enrolled 750 students, it was learnt. He also stated that the university has plans to upgrade the programme it has been providing in eight fields of studies at diploma level to degree level.

- Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is now selling internet access at KS30 (US40 cents) per Mb.