NTRC holds open day sessions in Layou
December 13, 2013
NTRC holds open day sessions in Layou

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) continues to do its part in ensuring that as much persons as possible become computer literate.{{more}}

On Tuesday December 10, the NTRC held the Layou leg of their open day sessions. During these sessions, persons are taught about computer use, using the Internet and the functions of the NTRC among other things.

The open day was held at the Layou Learning Resource Centre and saw presentations from the NTRC’s Universal Service Fund (USF) Administrator Kyron Duncan, NTRC’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Officer Marcellus Constance and Information Technology Lecturer John Erjavec.

Cheslon Hendrickson, a 13-year-old youngster from Layou who attended the session said that he found out about it through his father. He said that he was happy he attended because he learnt about the NTRC and its various roles, something that he did not know before.

“I now know about the NTRC and the places they have set up Internet. I learnt a lot and i will go to the next one”, said Hendrickson who stressed that persons who don’t know how to use the Internet should come to the open day sessions when they are held.

The sessions aim to teach basic computer skills to first time users and amateur computer operators.

Jamielia Frederick of the Barrouallie Daycare Centre attended the session and said that she found it very interesting.

“I only heard about it today and I am glad I came because it is very interactive and I will like to go to another one”, said Frederick who added that she used the opportunity to set up a new email address.

Karen Hepburn of the Barrouallie based Glebe Pre-school said that she found the session very educational and used the opportunity to look up record keeping methods on the computer.

She said that she has just finished a record keeping workshop and learnt during that workshop that the computer is an essential tool in record keeping.

“I am glad for this opportunity to learn more about the computer. Getting involved in technology is important for everyone of us and I am currently trying to organize my community to get them involved in technology so this session today was great”, said Hepburn.

During the session, Erjavec taught basic computer use which included how to use mouse, keyboarding, surfing the internet and numeracy while USF Administrator Duncan spoke about the NTRC and its functions.

Among other things, Constance spoke about Cyber Crime and how persons can protect themselves when surfing the Internet.