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Pan-African E-Network Tele-Education Project

CIT is taking lead in the implementation of the Pan-African E-Network Project on Tele-Education. As part of the Project, two VSat antennas were set up at CIT. The VSAT Connectivity was successfully tested for Audio, Video & Data Transmission for the Uganda ~ Senegal ~ India Route on September 24, 2008 at following Centers: Patient End Location, Mulago Hospital; Regional University Centre, Makerere University; and Learning Centre, Makerere University.

Under the Regional Leading University for the Pan-African E-Network Project, Makerere University was selected by the African Union to be the ICT Centre of excellence for Eastern Africa region and is mandated to oversee ICT African Union Initiatives in 13 countries on Tele-Education project.

Five Universities in Africa one in each of the five regions of Africa i.e. Eastern, Southern, Central, Western and Northern were selected. In addition, Uganda in general and Makerere University, Faculty of Computing and IT was selected as the HUB among the five lead universities. The 53 African countries are to connected as one network through satellite, fiber optics and wireless links providing electronic and knowledge connectivity to the African nations based on the connectivity mission. As a HUB Uganda is in charge of equipment for use by the 53 countries for the PAN-African E-Network. It will also use this sophisticated equipment to broadcast local content all over Uganda and thus provide education for all at all levels of formal education in addition to informal education. Overall the project is worth 200 million dollars funded by the Indian Government and African Union. Under this project Makerere University has received equipment worth 20Million Dollars.

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