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RLG launches ‘Connect Gambia-vision 2020 project’

Nov 6, 2014, 11:35 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The National Assembly and the education ministries have been targeted by RLG’s “Connect Gambia-Vision 2020 Project”, which would provide a tablet for every Gambian student from primary to university level and a laptop for every National Assembly member in The Gambia.

The announcement was made by Andrew Sambou, marketing officer of the company on behalf of the CEO, Papa Yusupha Njie, at a ceremony held at the RLG head office opposite the Pipeline Mosque.

According to Sambou, the Assembly members need modern equipment to carry out their functions, and RLG would ensure that every National Assembly member gets a tablet and a laptop to get updates on current issues.

For the schools, he said, “Connect Gambia-Vision 2020 Project” would provide Gambian-assembled laptops connected to the internet, for every Gambian student going to primary, high school and the university and the tablets for schools would have the relevant school curriculum content in them.

According to him, teachers are an extremely important in any society, since they educate the youths who become the future leaders.

With this technology, he added, teachers can now use the tablets to download the entire year’s syllabus on the internet and make printouts, as well as visit websites relevant to the school syllabus.

Krishna Mohamty, lead technical trainer (Aptech), said the CCP program offers knowledge in mobile apps, java, net, windows store apps and many more.

Upon completion, graduates of the course would be able to work towards a bachelor’s degree in various ICT fields in any of Aptech’s partner universities of RMIT, in one additional year, he said.

Dada Danladi, training coordinator, said Rlg Gambia is a subsidiary of the Rlg communication group based in Accra, Ghana.

The group has been in existence for more than a decade, during which time its operations have expanded beyond the borders of Ghana to Nigeria, China, Dubai and in The Gambia, Danladi said.

In addition to the production and sale of terminal electronic devices, they are engaged in various capacity building and training programmes, Danladi added.

“In the training component, our operation has partnered with world-renowned training giant Aptech, which is a computer education institution; a premier IT education institute established in 1986,” Danladi noted.

According to Danladi, Aptech is a pioneer in IT software and hardware training and RLG is proud to offer Aptech Certified Computer Professional (ACCP) programme locally in a state-of-the-art training center.

This is a project that we hope can be replicated across the sub region, creating more jobs through the assembly plants producing these devices, service centers and training programmes.

M L Jatta, a technician at rlg assembly plant, hailed the company for their foresight in trying to bridge the ICT gap in schools and in the country.

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