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Workshop on “ Women and Girls in ICT” 27-28 March, 2014, Magburaka

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Welcome remarks by Mrs. Ebun Yankson (in photo), Manager Consumer-Industrial Affairs-NATCOM at the Workshop on “ Women and Girls in ICT”  27-28  March, 2014, Magburaka Mr. Chairman, Honourable Paramount Chief, tribal authorities, Chairman and Councilors of the Magburaka District Council, Members of the Fourth Estate, distinguished ladies and gentlemen; I bring you greetings from the […]

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Alpha Kanu introduces “computeracy” among commonwealth countries

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Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communications, Honourable  Alhaji Alpha Kanu (in photo) has informed colleague Ministers of Information and Communications Technology  at the inaugural Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum held at Marlborough House, London, to introduce “computeracy” in the national education programmes and policies  if ICTs are to be used effectively. Contributing to the debate […]

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Telem Center for the African Child offers free radio workshop

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Now in its third year, the free radio workshop will commence during the City’s public school Midwinter break from Monday February 17 to Friday February 21, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York.  Free Metro cards, will be provided to registered students for transportation to and from the workshop.  The application deadline is January 24, 2014. The […]

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Sierra WiFi CEO clears the air

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Past Friday 10th January, 2014 Sierra WiFi Chief Executive, Anthony Melhem disclosed to a cross section of media practitioners at the company’s headquarters at Wilkinson Road that Sierra WiFi is legally registered with the telecommunications regulatory body, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) as an Internet Service Provider (ISP).  (Photo: Sierra WiFi CEO, Anthony Melhem) Anthony […]

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JOB VACANCY – COMPUTER / IT INSTRUCTOR

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We are recruiting for a qualified Information Technology (I/T) Technician/Instructor for our vibrant new computer school.  The enthusiastic candidate will provide instruction in all I/T related subjects including Windows, Word Processing , Access, Excel, Publisher, amongst others, from beginners to advanced level applications. He/she may sometimes provide cover for the integrated new internet café which […]

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Chancellor of IOU meets Chancellor of USL

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The Chancellor of Islamic Online University (IOU), the Jamaican/Canadian born, Dr. Bilal Philips commonly known as Abu Ameenah, based in Qatar, visited the Chancellor of University of Sierra Leone (USL) His Excellency the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, in his office at State Hosue last Monday December 8, 2013.  After briefing him about the activities […]

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AfDB and African Virtual University discuss benefits of e-learning

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The African Virtual University (AVU) Project very critical to the effort to improve access to higher education in Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, November 26, 2013/ – “We consider the African Virtual University (AVU) Project very critical to the effort to improve access to higher education in Africa and are pleased to learn that the deliberations on […]

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Kisii University Receives Dr. Jasmine Renner, Fulbright Specialists Scholar Award

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Dr. Jasmine Renner (in photo),  a born native of Sierra Leone, Barrister and Solicitor and tenured Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University in the United States, was awarded a Fulbright Specialists Scholar Award and was assigned to Kisii University, Kenya during the week of August 17th – September, 27th, 2013, according to the United […]

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What is a Solar Powered Open Education Library in a Box?

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A “Solar Powered Open Education Library in a Box” is a complete plug and play, ICT system that includes an Aleutia custom manufactured ultra low-power server, low power Wi-Fi Access Point, 3G Wireless Router, Ubuntu Server, Linux Apache MYSQL and PHP (LAMP) Server, Adaptable and offline Web and Mobile Library Application, Portable Solar System, Portable and rechargeable LED Projector, and 50 tablets. Its considered in a box simply because everything is included in one package that’s ready to deploy.

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Solar Powered Open Education Library in a Box for Schools in Sierra Leone

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We want to put thousands of open education materials available on the internet and those developed by trained local teachers in Sierra Leone base on their curriculum in the hands of students and teachers mainly in communities/districts/towns/villages/chiefdoms were textbooks, electricity, internet, computers, science labs are libraries are not reliable or existing. The Problem Many students […]

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ICT for education solutions: in Africa, by Africans, for the global economy

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Africa is experiencing a technological surge and it is having a dramatic effect on education throughout the Continent. Tech hubs are blossoming, new mobile devices and apps are being designed and produced in Africa, by Africans, and Africa’s eLearning market is now the fastest-growing in the world. With self-paced eLearning revenues forecast to double to […]

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$100M Project…Free Internet for Sierra Leone

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President of Affinity Telecom Worldwide, Anthony Melhem, has revealed that Sierra Leone will soon benefit from free internet facility that will be serving the capital city Freetown, and the provincial cities of Bo, Kenema. and Makeni. The country, he said, will benefit from the facility through Affinity Telecom Worldwide which  will be launched in Freetown […]

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‘Ernest’s Prosperity’ with Tamba’s Innovative Computing

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In January, 2012, in a typically Sierra Leonean Satan-stamping-Jesus-lifting speaking-in-tongues fiery interdenominational Christian service at the Miatta Conference Center in Freetown,  to end the week long Presidential-declared  Fasting and Prayer Week, the theme of the key sermon from the handsome three-piece-clad intense–brow Archbishop Archibald Cole of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone was… Generational Mentality! […]

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12 Watts Solar Power Computer now available in Sierra Leone

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Thin Client Benefits, Fat Client Performance The new T1 is everything you want in a thin client: small, fanless, solid state, affordable, and power consumption below 12 Watts. But with a Dual Core 1.9GHz CPU, 4GB RAM and high-speed SSDs, it’s fast enough to run as a standalone PC. Reliability of No Moving Parts We […]

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World Vision provides solar lamps for school children in Kono

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In a bid to promote child education World Vision Sierra Leone has commenced the distribution of solar lamps to primary and secondary school children in Kono District where electricity for the ordinary people has not been available for years.  (Photo: Secondary School children in Kono display Solar Lamps provided by World Vision Taiwan to promote […]

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