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The catholic University of Easter Africa is launching its first LPIC-1 training schedule on 12th February 2012.
This is a follow-up to the Linux Pre-certification training that  the we conducted in December 2011 which was organized to demystify Linux.
So far we have 15 students registered to start.
Our goal with this program is to ensure that all students undertaking Computer Science at the university undergo LPIC-1 training and at least 20% become LPIC-1 certified.

Linux Pre-certification training

Following the Linux training that took place in august 2011, We decided to start the LPIC-1 training in Catholic University of Eastern Africa as soon as possible.
However to start the course we saw the need to first have a introductory course expose our students. WE called the course, Linux Pre-certification. The students after undertaking the course were supposed to sit for an exam and after passing would get a certificate  issued by the LPA-Kenya.
 WE conducted the course in December 2011 from 16th -19th and a total of about 75 students participated.

Linux Pre- Certification

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa conducted a Linux Pre- certification this was majorly to prepare the students for the LPI certifications. The students under went a basic training on linux and later sat for the exam. The total number that had enrolled for the course was 83, but 49 students sat for the exam at the end of the training.

Idlelo5, The 5th African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa is organizing the 5th African Conference on FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and the Digital Commons – Idlelo 5. Under the theme “Open Source Solutions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” the conference will be held in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria under the auspices of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. IDLELO 5 follows successful series of conferences already held in Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal and Accra, Ghana.

LPI Training at ICT4TD Learning Centre, Dar es salaam

As part of national roll out of LPI training following the LToT training I attended in Nairobi in November 2011, we managed to conduct first LPI training at ICT4TD learning centre. The going has been tough as most of interested trainees lack necessary funds to pay for the cost because most of them are college graduates. As a result we started with a group of four trainees.