Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2000 Essequibians set to receive laptops under the Government's OLPF project

Labour Minister and head of the One Laptop Per Family ( OLPF) programme, Manzoor Nadir has disclosed that 2000 Essequibians will each receive one of the netbook computers being distributed under the project.

Speaking at a Board of Industrial Arts and Training graduation ceremony held recently at the Essequibo Technical Institute in Anna Regina, Nadir said government is working towards making the Guyanese population computer literate.

He said the administration is trying to have the Essequibo Coast equipped with Wi- Fi service so that persons can have easier access to the Internet.

In addition, he said 200 learning centres will be established so that those who acquired the laptops can be trained in basic computer skills. He said with the 200 learning centres being established, more than 400 young people will be employed to train the recipients.

He noted that the laptop programme will enable single parents to be come more self- sufficient, saying they can open their own Internet cafes or printing shops. Nadir also noted that with the access to computers, residents will not have to travel outside of the coast to pursue an education since they can access various courses online, “ The government of Guyana is trying to provide opportunities and information at your fingertips,” Nadir stat ed, adding that the fibre optic cable and the Amaila Falls projects will create tonnes of opportunities for Guyanese.

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