Namibia Now Accredited Computer Certifier

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By Frederick Philander WINDHOEK He considers the strategic partnership between his company and the Ministry of Education a a groundbreaking event to ensure the government’s Information Communication Technology Literacy Programme is in line with global standards for computer skills certification. This is the view of the managing director, Peter Davids, of the International Computerized Driving Licence Foundation (ICDL), based in South Africa. The agreement was formally signed this week in the capital. “I applaud the Ministry of Education for having taken ownership of the programme, which is a world benchmark for other African countries to follow,” Peter Davids said at the official signing of the agreement. According to Davids, ICDL operates in 146 countries worldwide in 38 languages, with more than 6 million candidates being tested by 45ÃÆ’Æ‘ÀÃ…ÃÆ”šÃ‚ 000 testers at 20ÃÆ’Æ‘ÀÃ…ÃÆ”šÃ‚ 000 centres. The under-secretary of Education, Alfred llukena, signed the agreement of accreditation on behalf of his ministry and the Namibian government. The programme will be run as Tech/na.’ in the country whereby all education institutions will be benefiting. Tech/na.’ will be officially launched on September 13.