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The-speed-of-Internet_thumbSearch giant Google, has concluded a training seminar aimed at improving internet access in universities in Uganda.

The two day seminar held at Protea Hotel in Kampala on Monday and Tuesday aimed to provide a platform for institutions to acquire information on how Universities in Uganda can benefit from a free set of customizable tools that enable their faculties, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively.

Google seeks to reduce internet access barriers, improve communication and collaboration for thousands of University and institutions staff and students, thus enhancing teaching, learning and research through the use of Google’s tools and technologies for example Gmail, calendar and docs.

“The program is an initiative designed to catalyse internet usage and Google Apps adoption in Sub – Saharan Africa universities through the provision of Google Apps for education and that Google will support the institutions through deployment of the program, strengthening existing ICT services, technical consulting and training.” The Google Apps Supporting Program (GASP) lead for Sub- Saharan Africa, John Wesonga, said

The conference attracted senior management and University ICT managers and brought together over 20 public and private universities and institutions in the region.

Credit: New Vision