Rwanda strives to become high tech hub for Africa

The Rwandan government wants to use advanced information communication technologies, or ICTs, to transform its traditionally agricultural society into what has been dubbed „the Singapore of Africa“. VOA mentioned, that there is is a growing number of telecenters that enable rural people to access the Internet.

Setting up telecenters in Rwanda’s rural areas is one of many initiatives aimed at providing all Rwandans access to information communication technology, or ICTs. It is part of a $65 million plan to transform Rwanda from a largely agricultural-based society, into a knowledge-based one by the year 2020.

Almost 20 percent of Rwanda’s 500 plus secondary schools are already connected to the internet. The plan is to also hook up the country’s more than 1,000 primary schools.


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