For showing merits and demerits of internet useNIIT & YT hold course on Internet [Archives:2003/635/Reportage]
Organized by the NIIT, a diversified Global Information Technology (IT) Services Company in cooperation with the Yemen Times, Special Training on IT was held from 5th to 6th May, 2003 at the NIIT's headquarters in Sana'a.
Mr. Sahim M. Saeed, Head of the NIIT Center made clear that the main aim of the event was to raise and help Yemeni youths and the new generation to understand the importance of the Internet, and how to attain correct information and knowledge from it through different websites.
“The course aims at guiding Yemeni youths to the proper use of an overwhelming amount of information and how to make use of it,” he said.
As a result of the rapid development in IT sector, the course aims basically to immune the Yemeni youth through identifying the side effects and risks of some websites.
“We are grateful to the Yemen Times for tailoring this special course to the youths' needs and to disseminate the computer literacy especially for the handicapped people, who will be active members in the society,” Mr. Saeed noted further.
The idea of organizing this course has come at a time when our youths have fallen victims to the improper use of internet.
NIIT will be seeking in the near future means to cover other governorates in the republic.
Attention has been also paid by NIIT to promote the physically handicapped people. Preparations are underway by the NIIT to prepare a comprehensive program to eradicate IT illiteracy among our youths.
A number of schools and other handicapped societies took part in the training course including the Yemen Handicapped Society as well as the Women Challenge Handicapped Care Association.
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