Jordanian ministry partners with UNESCO to get e-government staff ready
The Jordanian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) partnered with UNESCO Cairo Office (UCO) to provide Information Technology (IT) training to Jordanian government employees.
The partnership facilitates the introduction of the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) for the pilot training and certification program, which will involve over 15 Jordanian government institutes.
“Successful e-government implementation depends on ensuring that all public sector employees have the appropriate IT skills needed for them to function effectively,” said Minister of ICT Fawaz Zu'bi. ”It is our responsibility to increase the IT competency of civil servants.”
The ICDL program consists of seven modules, including: Introduction to computers and ICT, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools (graphics for meetings and flow charts), Communications and Internet. An examination is conducted after the completion of each module and a certificate is awarded after all seven modules have been successfully passed.
The Jordanian MoICT is responsible for articulating policy in the areas of IT, telecommunications, and post in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Ministry's mandate includes creating an enabling environment for ICT investment, overseeing promotion of ICT opportunities in Jordan and creating national awareness about the importance of the sector to economic development. It has also been assigned the responsibility of overseeing the Jordan e-Government Initiative. — (menareport.com)
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