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