|Friday, 27 February 2004|
DCS Survey on Computer literacy
A comprehensive examination of computer use in workplace and homes is required for the better planning, implementation and monitoring of projects aiming at possessing full benefits of the Information Technology (IT) to all Sri Lankans.
The Department of Census and Statistics is conducting a computer literacy survey to collect basic statistical data describing the recent diffusion of IT into the Sri Lankan society. Although the needs for statistics on IT have been rapidly increasing in recent years, this is the first attempt to cover this field.
This is a household survey and mainly focuses on use of computers and information communication tools in households as in the context of computer literacy.
A home computer use is generally considered more important and valuable than computer access outside the home because a person can spend more time learning and practising computer skills when a computer is at home.
A.G.W. Nanayakkara, Director General of the Department of Census and Statistics said this survey designed to compile statistics on computer literacy of citizens from five to 70 years and use of information and communication appliances, internet facilities in households will be conducted monthly in six rounds from January to June.
Enumerators of the department are visiting households for data collection. The Department requests the public to cooperate by providing information to the enumerators.
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