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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog Posts Tagged 'Nigeria' (7)

Nigerian offline library opens access to all

An ambitious offline project plans to give millions of students in the developing world access to online resources. 

More than 110 million people in Nigeria are still not connected to the internet largely because of poor infrastructure and a lack of fibre and mobile networks make it expensive and unreliable.

But now an ambitious project aims to give millions of students in the country…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 10, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Kenya and Nigeria account for over half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s internet users

The World Bank’s African Development Indicators has released its 2012/2013 report, showing 62 per cent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s internet users are from Nigeria and Kenya

The report gives a detailed collection of data in Africa ranging from national fiscal and external accounts, millennium development goals,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 24, 2013 at 9:02pm — No Comments

USPF distributes 120,000 PCs to schools

Nigeria’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), has distributed about 120,000 personal computers to 1200 public secondary schools across the country to date. The Executive Secretary of USPF, Abdullahi Maikano disclosed this last week when the House Committee on Communications visited one of the USPF…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 15, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Nigeria tackles ICT skills gap

The Federal Government has begun moves to address a paucity of skilled personnel in the nation’s information communication technology (ICT) sector by narrowing down the gap in the coming years.

It indicated that in an effort to bridge this skilled manpower gap, the government has facilitated agreements between the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 21, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

JACITAD welcomes National ICT Policy

A professional body, the Joint Action Committee on Information and Communications Technology and Development (JACITAD) has commended the Federal Government for the approval of the new National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy stressing that it will stimulate its national economic growth aspirations.

JACITAD, the umbrella…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Nigeria embraces Girls in ICT Day

Nigeria’s ICT industry has embraced the international Girls in ICT Day, in a bid to get more girls to enter the ICT sector.

In 2010, ITU members agreed to recognize Girls in ICT Days on the 4th Thursday of every April. The event will be marked next week 26 April, when ICT organizations are encouraged to stage events exposing girls to the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 25, 2012 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

Ghana’s Internet speed ranked highest in Africa

Source: myjoyonline

Ghana has been ranked number one in Africa as the country with the highest Internet speed, according to the latest global internet speed report released March 5, 2012 by US-based, Ookla.

Ookla is the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications, and its report was based on millions of recent test results from…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 20, 2012 at 12:10am — No Comments

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