April 25, 2004

IT ministry to train 4000 Govt. servants, others in Open Source software

ISLAMABAD: Federal Ministry for Information Technology has launched a pilot project at a cost of Rs. 37 million for the training of government servants and private individuals on Open Source software.âThe Ministry Information Technology would sponsor the project under which training would be imparted to 4000 employees in Linux operating system, Open Office & other application software while 200 systems administrators will also be trained on Linux,â Federal Miniser for Information Technology Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari said in a statement after chairing a high-level meeting of the ministry officials and heads of attached departments here.

He said training programme would be arranged in Islamabad, all provincial headquarters and at Muzaffarabad (AKJ). The duration of the course would be approximately five weeks for end users and eight weeks for the system administrators. Half of the intake in these courses would be from private sector while the rest would be from government departments.

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