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Tanzania government to promote ICT in education

21 November 2012

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Huawei Technologies Tanzania is launching an ICT education program that will foster ICT development and ICT talent training in Tanzania.

This ICT education programme to foster ICT development will be in partnership with the government of Tanzania, and it will work with students starting from primary to university level.

Speaking, The Huawei Tanzania Managing Director, Bruce Zhang said 'The program will be known as "Huawei ICT Star program for Tanzania education".

"It will support primary & secondary schools as well as universities, to develop ICT interests, which will contribute to the development of ICT industry in Tanzania . For primary and secondary schools, the program will contribute in improving the learning infrastructures that gives a better learning environment for the students in their earlier stage. And it will raise ICT awareness among students as well," Zhang said.

'For universities, we are going to set up "Huawei ICT Star" scholarship. After that, we will provide specific free packages of ICT training to excellent students in Huawei Africa Training centers. This program will provide ICT knowledge transfer and ICT talent trainings; make ICT students practice the latest ICT technologies. By doing this, we expect to enriching the backbone of ICT talent in Tanzania ICT industry in long term basis,' Zhang elaborated.

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SOURCE: AllAfrica

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