Syrian President Orders Creation of IT Departments
Syria's new President Bashar Assad issued a decree Saturday calling for the creation of internet technology departments at four Syrian universities, government officials said.
Assad, who heads the Syrian scientific society for information technology (IT), and has pledged to take his technologically under-developed country into the Internet age.
The decree is one of the first decisions made by Assad, who was inaugurated last week after being approved by the parliament and in a referendum where he was the sole candidate -- DAMASCUS (AFP)
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