Congo’s Université Marien Ngouabi launches website
By Issa Sikiti da Silva, in Kinshasa, Congo
L’Université Marien Ngouabi, Congo Brazzaville’s oldest tertiary institution, launched its website this week – the first in its 43 years of existence.
The launch took place at the Bibliothèque Universitaire (University Library) located at the premises of the institution.
UMNG Vice-Chancellor Armand Myikoua said the site (www.umng.cg) will give the general public updated information about the kind of education and training the institution offers, and will facilitate research and national partnerships, and boost international cooperation.
The site will also contain all the tools and necessary services needed by students and their families, various stakeholders, the teaching and administration staff to communicate with the establishment.
Myikoua said: "I believe that the university has, through this website, made a major step in its race towards modernity. This site is the window of the university, its projects, ambitions, partners, services, and the people who are running it and living within it, as well as those who value it.”
The site is not only PC-friendly, but also tablet and mobile phone-enabled, and was created and designed within a period of six months, with the help of an ICT company called Kube Technologies.
The university says its website is compatible with the versions 9, 10 and 11 of Internet Explorer, Firefox 25-33, Opera, Safari, and Google Chrome 31-39 on Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as mobile browsers such as Android Market and Internet Explorer for Windows phone.
UMNG, formerly known as Université de Brazzaville and founded in 1971, was renamed after the country's second president Marien Ngouabi who was assasinated in 1977.