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A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Meghalaya government and Intel, a global leader in information technology, to provide computer training to teachers in selected government schools. The agreement was made on Tuesday evening at an educational seminar as part of the government's initiative to extend the benefits of technology to education in the Northeast. On the occasion, the Intel announced the launch of its 'World Ahead Program', the first in the Northeast, in the presence of commissioner and secretary, education, L. Roy, North East Council member P.P. Shrivastav and president, Intel India, Praveen Vishakantaiah.
The programme underlines the advantages of organised ICT (information and communication technologies) adoption by providing access to personal computers, enabling broadband Internet connectivity, educating teachers and students on the application of technology in day-to-day life, empowering citizens to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and access to better healthcare. Speaking on the occasion, Roy said the partnership with Intel would strengthen the commitment to improve the ICT education scenario in Meghalaya. NEC member Shrivastav said that given the difficult terrain in the Northeast, technology would help the citizens of the region to be on a par with their counterparts worldwide.