Uganda to build a management information system for Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET)

The Government of Uganda has received a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of the Uganda Skills Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Design, Develop, Establish and Operationalize a Management Information System For Business Technical […]

Uganda: Makerere University introduces post-graduate degree in Health Informatics

Makerere University has added eHealth to its postgraduate programme menu as part of its efforts to digitalise health information and speed up service delivery. The new postgraduate programme launched on Friday at Makererere University covers a diverse field concerned with the application of ICT to support organisations such as hospitals, and delivery of healthcare services […]

Cost of Malawi National Id Mass Registration

The mass registration exercise shall be undertaken as a Project Unit coordinated by the United Development Programme (UNDP). The government of Malawi and Development Partners such as DFID, European Union, Ireland, Norway, United States of America and UNDP agreed to fund the project at 40 and 60 percent respectively via a UNDP Basket Fund mechanism. The […]

UNESCO Report on the Data Revolution in Education

The Data Revolution in Education, produced by the Unesco Insitute for Statistics as a background paper for the Education Commission, includes a set of recommendations for producing and disseminating high-quality education statistics for planning and monitoring progress toward education targets. The report calls for changes across three broad areas that address both the supply and […]

Ghana to introduce examinable ICT in senior high schools

To ensure that students at all Ghanaian senior high schools are equipped with the requisite skills for further academic work and the job market, ICT will soon be introduced as an elective subject in senior high and technical schools, hopefully by 2011. Students will take the ICT course for two years. However the challenges of  […]

Makerere student designs blood donor MIS

A dissertation on “A Web-based blood donor management information system for the Red Cross Society, Uganda” by Frederick Kanobe, a student at Makerere University’s School of Graduate Studies has recently been published by the Uganda Scholarly Digital Library. via Makerere University Research Repository, 26 Nov 2009

ISPON calls for Nigerian Commission on Software Development

The President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chris Uwaje, has challenged the federal government to create a more enabling environment for local capacity. He called for the establishment of a National Commission for Software Development, empowered with a professional, specialized, exclusive and executive mandate to facilitate the development of software policy, […]

Kenya endorses International Computer Driving Licence

Kenya’s Information and Communications minister Samuel Poghisio has amended ICT policy guidelines to endorse the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) certification. This is a globally recognised certification designed to standardise end-user computer skills. Although a compliance deadline is yet to be issued, to remain in business, computer colleges will now have to offer courses leading […]

Rwanda trains its own developers for e-Health Programme

The Rwandan Ministry of Health, has  unveiled its first batch of software programmers who will be in charge of developing and implementing the Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS). OpenMRS is  a community-developed, open-source, enterprise electronic medical record system platform which is being implemented in Rwanda to nationally track patient-level medical information, connecting over 500 health […]

OSS: Free software – Good. Free support – Bad

Open Source Software – from the Linux operating system through a range of SQL database engines to SQL/PHP based web development /content management environments – has much to offer. There are far too many systems in Africa running unnecessarily on expensive proprietary licences that require similarly exorbitant support contracts. Open Source is being delivered in […]

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