Labour Ministry to increase computer literacy among employees

DUBAI - Around 70 per cent of the workers in the social affairs sector of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs are computer literate, according to Humaid bin Deemas, Assistant Under-Secretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the ministry.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 14 Oct 2003, 12:47 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 11:35 PM

Speaking at a seminar organised on Sunday at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Bin Deemas said that the ministry was trying through its training programmes and courses to increase the percentage of employees with computer knowledge. "We aim to educate all the ministry's employees about computers and teach them how to use them in their daily work. This is one of the means for entering the e-government," Mr Bin Deemas said, adding that the briefings and lectures organised by the ministry were also important tools to spread awareness about the e-government drive.

The seminar was organised by the Administrative Development Unit of the ministry under the title of 'Electronic Government'. It covered three major areas, namely: the definition and concept of e-government (It was addressed by Khamis Al Shaer, Director of the Electronic Services); ‘Specifying and drafting a vision and objectives for the e-initiative' by Mahmoud Ahmed Al Bastaki, engineering systems expert; and ‘engineering of procedures and their importance' addressed by Fawaz Abu Settah.

The seminar was attended by a number of the ministry's employees from all departments and sections.

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