Jordan’s MoICT partners with UNESCO

As part of its e-government initiative, Jordan’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) has partnered with UNESCO Cairo Office (UCO) to provide IT training to government employees.

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By  Vijaya George Published  June 27, 2002

As part of its e-government initiative, Jordan’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) has partnered with UNESCO Cairo Office (UCO) to provide IT training to government employees. With the partnership, more than 15 Jordanian government institutes will be introduced to the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) programme.

“Successful e-government implementation depends on ensuring that all public sector employees have the appropriate IT skills needed for them to function effectively. The ICDL programme is important in helping us to fulfill these requirements and works towards the goal of advancing technology development and growth within government,” stated Dr. Fawaz H. Zu’bi, minister, ICT.

”It is our responsibility to increase the IT competency of civil servants. ICDL provides a solid benchmark for government employees to attain and builds their skill sets in preparation of the Kingdom’s e-government rollout. This will help us secure a consistent level of IT capability, whilst increasing the productivity of all employees using computers, not only for their work but in their daily lives as well.”

The programme consists of 7 modules, including an introduction to computers and ICT, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools (graphics for meetings and flow charts), Communications and Internet. An examination will be conducted after the completion of each module and a certificate awarded after all seven modules have been successfully passed.

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