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Mar 26 2007

Participants in the GEM-sponsored computer training.

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 27 Mar) – More than two dozen Filipino public school teachers under the CLIC (Computer Literacy and Internet Connection) program of the Growth Equity in Mindanao (GEM)-United States Agency for International Development (USAID), finished their two day hands-on training on Basic Network Administration and Internet Security at Elearning Centre Inc., (UZ Cisco Networking Academy) in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines.

The participants discussed various topics from learning the hardware requirements on building a simple Local Area Network to preventing viruses and spywares’ intrusion in the computer system.

The overall training was initiated by Joseph Jingco and monitored by Chester Christian Abastar. Fhae Biottong took over the administrative tasks for the training with Jacob Mohammad and this writer served as trainers.

GEM is a non-government organization funded by the US government whose objective is to accelerate economic growth in Mindanao.

While the Elearning Centre, Inc. — an extended IT arm of Universidad de Zamboanga has entered into an agreement with CISCO Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, in bringing a comprehensive e-learning system to ensure that today’s students master the necessary skills for success in the Internet Economy.

This e-learning system is known as the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) which fosters student development and exposure to information technology through its networking curriculum.

Cisco Networking Academy Program is an e-learning model that includes web-based educational media-rich content, on-line testing, student performance tracking, and instructor training and support, as well as hands-on lab.

With this partnership, Elearning Centre Inc. brings another significant contribution to the advancement of technology in Zamboanga City and in Western Mindanao. (Yolynne Medina)

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