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First MoU signed between ICDL Africa and Open University of Tanzania

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Dar es Salaam, February 2019

First Signing of MoU In Tanzania "MoU signed between ICDL Africa and Open University of Tanzania. 

ICDL Africa and Open University of Tanzania signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide ICDL certification to the people of Tanzania to fulfil their digital competencies at the workplace. 

The MoU ceremony was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Elifas Tozo Bisande. Speaking during the signing ceremony, Prof. Elifas Tozo Bisanda said. “This MoU signing between ICDL Africa and Open University of Tanzania (OUT) serves as a recognition of Open University of Tanzania’s value associated with Digital Skills development standards in Tanzania”. OUT has taken a leading role in contributing to the implementation of the country’s Vision of National Skills Development Strategy 2016-2027 whose aim is to ensure development of a skilled workforce in key economic sectors in the Country. 

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The Open University of Tanzania offers its certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate courses through the open and distance learning system which includes various means of communication such as face-to-face, broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence, seminars, e-learning as well as a blended mode which is a combination of two or more means of communication. The OUT’s academic programmes are quality-assured and centrally regulated by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

The partnership between the two organizations serves the benefit of providing a recognized international end user computer skills certification program to the people of Tanzania. OUT has taken a leading role in supporting the implementation of the country’s Vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy as the National vision 2025 states. 
On signing the ATC agreement, the project will begin as a pilot at OUT-HQ and introduced to other branches across Tanzania.

Additional ATC Agreement was signed with Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization (TIRDO) at their offices. 
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TIRDO is a government owned institution under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment with a mandate 
to assist the industrial sector of Tanzania by providing technical expertise and support services to upgrade their technology base. Furthermore, TIRDO mandate is to carry out applied research for the development of suitable technologies, and value addition to indigenous resources through industrial processing. They are joining ICDL community to offer human capital development focusing on SME’s as a catalyst to the 4th industrial revolution. 

Their ICT trainers will start the training on ICDL workforce modules end February 2019, thereafter they will open the training to the public.

Beside that, an ATC agreement between ICDL Africa and ComSkills.

Comskills is a CTO located in Dar es Salaam offering computer related studies. They are joining ICDL community to offer internationally recognized ICT certification to complement their trainings.