3,600 Egyptian state employees get ICT training
GOVERNMENT| Oct. 26, 2012, 6:04 a.m.
Egypt training 3,600 state employees on the use of ICTs to improve efficiency.
TheMinister of Communications and Information Technology, Hany Mahmoud, has handed certificates to 200 staff from 11 ministries who completed their training.
Meeting with them at Cairo’s Smart Village, the Minister handed over certificates to state employees and to heads of sectors, in addition to program coordinators from various ministries and agencies.
This programme is in line with implementing Egypt’s strategy for transition to a digital information society. This represents the first stage of the programme, which aims to train 3,600 people, by selecting 100 employees from various ministries and agencies by the end of the fiscal year 2012/2013.
The programme aims to empower government employees of ICT tools, provide them with personal computers and teach them to perform their jobs more effectively through the use of ICTs and cloud computing.
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