The Kenya Naval Training College (KNTC) has today Thursday 20 April 2023 received a fully equipped computer laboratory with 24 computers, 32 computer seats and computer desks from the Danish Government.
The computer laboratory will be instrumental in providing online Maritime Courses to the Kenya Navy (KN) sailors.
In his address during the handover ceremony, the Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Colonel Evans Oguga appreciated the cooperation and partnership that exists between the Kenyan Government and the Danish Government.
“The handing over ceremony of this state of the art computer laboratory from the Danish Government through their High Commissioner is significant and it makes another milestone in our cooperation and partnership,” Col Oguga said.
He further stated that computers have become indispensable tools in today’s world.
“Computers have transformed the way we live, work and communicate. The importance of computer skills cannot be underestimated especially in the field of Naval operations. With the increasing reliance on technology in Naval operations, having a well-equipped computer laboratory is vital to enhancing the skills and capabilities of our Naval personnel,” Colonel Oguga added.
The Commandant KNTC, Colonel Eliud Keter noted that the fully equipped laboratory will boost maritime training at the institution.
“It is with great pleasure that we gather here to celebrate the handing over ceremony of this modern computer laboratory from the Danish Government. It is a significant moment for both countries as we continue strengthening our partnership in maritime training and education,” Colonel Keter said.
Colonel Keter also recognized the importance of technology in the modern world and the need for KN sailors to be equipped with the necessary skills to operate in the digital age.
The Danish Defence Attaché Colonel Jens Lindvig emphasized that the long partnership between the Kenyan and Danish Government will ensure KN receives efficient facilities in order to have effective and reliable personnel.
“The Danish Government is working hand in hand with the KN to equip KN sailors and foster maritime Security. It is an honor to work with the government of Kenya and KN. The cooperation is superb,” Col Lindvig said.
In attendance were Senior Officers, Officers and Service Members.