Gracing the opening session was Anne Breuer, the country coordinator at the GIZ East Africa office in Dar es Salaam. In her address, she welcomed the participants to Tanzania and wished them a pleasant stay and success in the 2 weeks that they will be in Dar es Salaam.
Also present was Mr Betram, who represented the Rector of NIT in welcoming the participants to the institute. Edgar Telesphory, a former trainer at NIT and the FOSSFA liaison person in Tanzania, is also part of the team attending the training.
This workshop brings together about 21 participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
This is going to a busy two weeks for the participants. They must learn the LPIC-1 syllabus and sit the exams 101 and 102 at the end of the two weeks. These exams will be conducted during the LPI Commubity exam lab which will be held at NIT on the 13th August. This exam lab is open to the general public and anyone wanting to sit the exams can register with us and they will be allowed to sit the exams after paying the requisite exam fee. The training is being delivered by Jumping Bean of South Africa.
This workshop comes after the first and second workshops already held in Kenya and South Africa.
With the good skills of the participants, we are confident that we will increase the number of Linux Admin Trainers in Africa. The trainers have been selected on the basis of their experience using Linux, Systems Administration, and their plans to roll out LPI training once they go back to their countries. The levels of Linux skill and experience is quite impressive, with several of the participants having over 7 years experience with Linux and Unix. We hope that more experienced users will also help those with less experience to get up to speed.
Majority of the participants are coming from Universities across East Africa such as University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dodoma from Tanzania, Catholic, Inoorero and Moi Universities in Kenya, and University of Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Arba Minch, and Alpha Universities in Ethiopia.
The ict@innovation management team takes this opportunity to wish the LToT3 participants a pleasant stay in Dar es Salaam, and every success in the training and the upcoming exams.