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Better grip on Adult Education through new information management system

Better grip on Adult Education through new information management system

The Directorate of Adult Education in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture battled to keep track of programmes and individuals but a local ICT company solved many of the problems by developing a simple App to manage the ministry’s data base.

The App developed by Green Enterprise Solutions, called the Adult Education Information Management System, was launched last week after about 25 ministry staff members were trained how to use the system. Through this web-based solution developed for a Microsoft platform, the App keeps record of adult learners’ enrollment, attendance and performance It also keeps a record of all educational material received. It can be accessed from anywhere by ministry officials.

Green Enterprise Solutions said that having access to relevant information, knowing how and where possible challenges may arise and being able to analyse data anywhere in the country at any of the Directorate’s offices means that tweaks to the systems and methods of teaching can be implemented at lightning speed.

Managing Director designate, Mr Kehad Snydewel said the Adult Education Information Management System was designed and delivered by a 100% local team. “As a Namibian ICT services company, we believe in Namibia’s potential and this project is definitive proof that Namibia can deliver high tech solutions.”

“The Directorate of Adult Education now has an extremely powerful tool to assist them in fighting numeracy and literacy deficiencies” said Director Beans Ngatjizeko adding that and efficient data system is critical to combat illiteracy and innumeracy.

In their brief to Green Enterprise Solutions, the directorate stated that the Adult Education Information Management System must allow secure storage and retrieval of all information. At the same time, the new system has to reduced the time and effort across multiple offices to generate statistics and reports of the data captured for every individual in all the regions.


Pictured are the staff of Green Enterprise Solutions with the staff members of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, from the Office of the Prime Minister, and from Microsoft Namibia which provided technical support.


 

 

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia

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20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.