Etisalat extends training services to Sudan

Etisalat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sudan-based Unity in order to launch its training programs in the country.

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By  Angela Prasad Published  July 25, 2005

Etisalat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sudan-based Unity in order to launch its training programs in the country. Unity is one of the investment partners of Kanartel, the company that provides telecommunication services in Sudan. Under the agreement, Unity will manage the equipment for training centre and the implementation of marketing plans whereas the Academy will carry out the training programs for different companies from both public and private sectors Furthermore, Unity will represent the Academy in spreading the easyLearning program launched by the Group 77 of the United Nations (UN). The Etisalat Academy is implementing this program exclusively in the Gulf and the Middle East regions. Speaking after the MoU signing, Mohammad Hassan Omran, CEO of Etisalat said: “Signing this memorandum comes along with Sudan having the opportunity to prepare and train people for later employment. In addition, this initiative aims at developing the employees’ skills in both public and private sectors.” The memorandum also reflects the Academy’s contribution in training and preparing cadres for governmental institutions and private companies within the UAE and abroad. “The signing of the MoU comes in a developing phase witnessed at the Republic of Sudan. This progress requires building a strong professional workforce in different fields in order to face the challenges that may occur,” says Abdullah Al Fadel, chairman of Unity. Dr. Doaa Fares, general manager of the Etisalat Academy, said: “Etisalat Academy was fulfilling an important role in bridging the gap between in knowledge and experience, between the labour market and the universities.” The Academy was chosen as a regional representative for a number of international educational institutions from the US and Europe. It has also been accredited as the first regional centre in the Middle East to examine IT experts and engineers hoping to receive international accredited certification.” The UN has placed huge significance on this initiative to spread e-learning throughout the developing countries, including the MENA region.

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