Minister asks Huawei to interconnect all universities

Higher Education and Universities Minister Steve Mbikayi is counting on connecting all the country’s universities and other institutions to each other through new technologies as a key part of his action plan to improve and modernise the higher education system.

Mbikayi believes that installing new information and communications technology was a sure way to boost the sector, and was holding discussions with Huawei RDC on the feasibility of the interconnection project, reported La Prospérité of Kinshasa.

The hi-tech company is to set out the practicalities and financial estimates, and partners would be sought for the project’s advance funding.

La Prospérité described Mbikayi, who had asked Huawei to produce the plans as soon as possible, as an authority “who avoids procrastination [and] likes to take initiative and act quickly”.

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