University Computing Centre introduces "Faidika" offers
by Valentine Marc Nkwame
The digital training department of the University of Dar es Salaam, through its University Computing Centre, Arusha branch, has launched a special program aimed at introducing the general public to computer training.
According to the University Computing Centre (UCC) Arusha branch manager, L. R. Luteganya, the brief four month program known as "Faidika na UCC" (benefit through UCC) is mainly targeting primary school teachers and pupils, secondary school students and teachers plus local college students.
Starting this August and running up to December this year, the "Faidika na UCC" is specially designed for computer illiterates who cannot afford to meet the high training costs normally associated with the modern technology.
However, far from being philanthropic, the mostly evening sessions will cost Tsh.60,000 for the full training, but according to Luteganya, this is cheap compared to the least expensive alternative in other commercial institutions.
The "Faidika na UCC" program which was launched in the Flamingo Boardroom of the New Safari Hotel this week train first time students in basic and normal computer applications.
The Arusha branch of UCC is located in Azimio-Sakina area. It was established four years ago as part of the regional network of digital training institutions under the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).
Other computer courses being offered at the UCC-Arusha include the exclusive CISCO Networking course, Auto CAD, the Executive course package, Programming course and Database management among others.
The institution is among the very few computer colleges that issue internationally recognized certificates.