The New Economic Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) has concluded arrangements to establish 500,000 e-Schools to be equipped with ICT equipments such as computers, TV and radio sets as well as telephones in Africa. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The schools will also be connected with scanners, photocopiers and communication terminals that will be hooked to the Internet via satellite communication links. The e-Schools will train teachers to teach ICT skills on a continuing basis and ICT will be used to upgrade the quality of education and the management of administrative activities. The initiative aims at rapid dissemination of ICT skills across the continent by bringing ICT literacy to bear on African children and equipping youths with the basic IT skills that will enable them find jobs.