Accession Number : ADP001471

Title :   Education and Training in Informatics in Africa,

Corporate Author : NAIROBI UNIV (KENYA)

Personal Author(s) : Scott,R. J. P.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Despite the considerable amount of talk of strategies for the development of informatics in developing countries, action is still being hindered by a lack of resources. Assistance in the form of personnel, graduate training programmes, proven training courses and teaching aids, capital investment for hardware and buildings are still in demand and will continue to be in demand in a country like Kenya if its move from a basic level of data processing is to be achieved in the next decade. Research projects must be undertaken to publicise the relevant applications within a country and most important of all an updated inventory of computer applications and manpower projections should be maintained. Once that is done sufficient national interest can be generated by all parties concerned to attend a workshop on how these manpower needs and research activities can be provided and managed.

Descriptors :   *Education, *Computer personnel, *Data processing, *Africa, Training, Man computer interface, Policies, Planning, Computer applications, User needs, Trainees, Management, Research management, Developing nations, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE