Thousands of Bahrainis to benefit from computer training

September 6, 2011
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Bahrain’s eGovernment Authority will train 15,015 Bahrainis within two years on basic computer use as part of its initiative to reduce the digital divide in the kingdom.

The Qudrat eTraining Programme, a national project that aims to eliminate computer illiteracy, plans to train 2,015 government employees and 13,000 Bahraini nationals, officials said in a statement.

Each trainee will attend 24 hours of training session by the eGovernment Authority for two hours a day for 12 days. They will be trained in computer basics including Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet applications and Internet surfing and how to use the eGovernment portal Bahrain.bh that allows people to do their governmental services online.

“The project is launched in cooperation with Microsoft and the return on investment for us is in the form of improved quality of work,” said Mohammad Ali Al Qaed, eGovernment Authority CEO.

The eGovernment Authority has signed two Memorandums of Understanding with two institutes to contribute as partners in the project.

It had earlier signed an agreement with the General Organisation for Youth and Sports  to train 1,000 youths.

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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
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  • University of Bahrain
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