Antigua Govt. launches computer literacy programme to bridge digital divide

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The Antigua government is planning to launch a computer literacy programme for five communities of Antigua and Barbuda, which will provide high-speed Internet centres.

Additionally, teachers from 18 government primary school to do summer course in information technology. This initiative is part of the Community Technology Programme, will enable teachers to develop information technology skills and will better prepare them for the next school year. This initiative is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Telecommunications. The training programme will be conducted in two sessions, the first of which commences on July 09 at the Villa Community Computer Access Centre. Teachers must pre-register to enroll in one of the training sessions, which will be supervised by Jeanette Mason, Education Planner and Administrative Assistant in the Ministry of Education. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has opened computer laboratories that are equipped with high-speed internet access in Greenbay, Villa, Liberta, Sea View Farm, and Lower Ottos.

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