(Ecofin Agency) - The Sino-French company Weidong Cloud Education Group announced it will support the Congolese TIC’Sup project which aims to digitize higher education in the country. A partnership was signed in that regard by Congo’s higher education minister, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, and Weidong’s Vice President.
Under the terms of the agreement, Weidong is expected to provide teachers and students at Marien Ngouabi University, as well as those at private universities accredited by the State, with laptops and other digital school devices. The project will also build data centers and create a Virtual University.
The Government of Congo wants to improve higher education to make it more effective for the country's development. This is in line with the fourth strategic axis of the national digital economy development strategy called “Congo Digital 2025” which was officially presented in Brazzaville on 9 August 2019 by Guy Roland Tsimba, MD of the Development of the Digital Economy (DGDEN).