Tanzania became the first country outside of Rwanda to host the Train the Trainer (TTT) programme this month. The programme was hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre. 17 participants from across the various UCC branches throughout Tanzania, as well as some additional trainers from ATCs in Dar attended the 3 day programme, led by the Master Trainer, Peter Maina, from Rwanda.
The programme was launched with an event attended by the media, management of UCC, the Vice Chancellor of the University and the special guest of honour, Prof. Faustin Kamuzora, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications. Prof. Kamuzora spoke highly of the ICDL programme, as he had previously become certified in the past. In particular, he emphasised the IT Security module. He also spoke of the need for a digital skills standard in the public sector and gave his full support to the work of ICDL Africa in bringing the TTT to the market to make sure that the trainers are properly trained and certified. The newly launched National ICT Policy and ICT Commission, under the responsibility of his Ministry are very eager to have ICDL Africa on board in all national level discussions.
Edwin Masanta, Accreditation Consultant for Tanzania has done a great job in putting ICDL on the radar of all key stakeholders in the market, across the public, private and education sectors. The TTT has provided a solid start for our expansion of the market and was very well received by all participants.