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DVLA goes hi-tech on driving test theory

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has introduced a Computer Based Technology (CBT) system for theory driving test, to replace the manual driving test system that had been used over the years as well as manual for basic driver training. The CBT is expected to promote accountability and transparency …

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Facebook users in Ghana hit 1.1 million – Report

The facebook subscription for Ghana as at 31 March 2012 was 1,146,560, representing 4.6 per cent penetration rate, according to the 2011 Internet World Statistic Report. Statistic indicated that as at December 2011, the Ghanaian internet users were 2,085,501 representing 8.4 per cent of the population. Africa came fifth in …

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45% of world’s internet users below 25 years – ITU

Forty-five per cent of the world’s Internet users are below 25 years, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Information Communication Technology (ICT) facts and figures report for 2011. ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs that allocate global radio spectrum and satellite …

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Ghana’s NCA fines Globacom $200,000 for not starting operations

Glo Mobile Ghana, the sixth licensed mobile operator in the country, has been slapped with a penalty of $200,000 or its cedi equivalent by the Ghana National Communications Authority (NCA) for failing to commence commercial operations three years after it was granted  licence. Failure on the part of the company …

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Boost capacities of distance education to deliver on ICT – Prof Oheneba-Sakyi

Professor Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi, Director of the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education (ICDE) University of Ghana, has appealed to the school’s authorities to boost its capacities to enable the Institute to deliver ICT-Based Distance Education. Professor Oheneba-Sakyi said this at the first congregation ceremony for distance education programme at the …

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Penplusbytes’ 4th global online course in ICT journalism begins

The Fourth International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Journalism (Penplusbytes) innovative global online course is underway with 35  participants drawn from Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. A statement issued in Accra by Mr Jeremiah Sam of Penplusbytes, copied to Ghana News Agency on Monday said the objective …

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Vodafone wins six awards at 2nd Ghana Telecoms Awards

Vodafone Ghana won six out of 17 competitive awards at the Second Mobileworld Ghana Telecom Awards, including the prestigious Telecoms Chief Executive of the year. Vodafone took home the Telecoms Brand of the Year award, the Customer Service of the Year and Marketing Campaign of the Year awards, beating strong …

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NEPAD builds Africa’s capacity for technology, innovation indicators

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency), as part of implementation of the second phase of the African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative, will from April 23 to 27 hold a training workshop. Being organised in collaboration with the South African Department of …

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AfDB launches eHealth Award to seek African ICT health solutions

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a competition for innovative and sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for the health sector in Africa. In a statement, the Bank said April 17, 2012 that the eHealth Award aims to discover current work being done in the fields of e- …

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Transactions through e-zwich reaches GH¢35.5m in 2011 – GhIPSS

Patronage of various e-zwich products and services continue to rise, with the value of transactions involving payment of salaries and loans going up to GH¢35.5 million last year from GH¢15.5 million  in 2010. This represents an increase of 130 per cent. The volume also increased by 116  per cent from …

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