The components for a state-of-the-art computer laboratory have been donated to the University of Guyana Berbice campus, compliments of the New York-based Guyanese group, Guyana Watch.
A press release from the Tain, Port Mourant, Corentyne campus said that the gift includes a Window 2000 server, three network switches, a Cisco Router, network cables and adapters, fifteen computers and monitors, two HP network printers and training videos and manuals, as well as five UPS, a scanner, and memory upgrades for the university’s computers.
The equipment, the release stated, will be added to the 17 stand-alone computers owned by the university to form a 32-workstation state-of-the-art computer lab.
The release said further that it is expected that Guyana Watch with help from a group of Guyanese-born technologists in the United States will sustain the programme at the Berbice campus with both human and technical support.
The donors in presenting the computers requested an arrangement for public training and use, and therefore five secondary schools will be involved at no cost to the students. The curriculum and training for the students, the release added, will be worked out in the coming weeks, while a committee is being established to facilitate this public use.