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United Nations: Linux Training to Enhance Membership in Global IT Arena

Jul 15, 2003, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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"This week has seen the commencement of Afghan civil servants trained and certificated in LINUX operating systems to utilize and administer in their respective organizations. This is a great enhancement to ministries and all other departmental institutions in Afghanistan as sets the pace at which the nation can re-engage with the global economy.

"Learning is a non- stop process here in Afghanistan. Especially in a situation where regimes such as the Taliban restricted all aspects of formal education for over 10x years. Since 2002 educational resources and opportunities have increased rapidly through the help and assistance of many International and National agencies. One aspect of education and learning for development is the focus on up-skilling and delivering IT related courses. Information and Communication Technology is an increasingly powerful and necessary tool for participating in global markets, promoting public accountability; improving the delivery of basic services and enhancing local development opportunities..."

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