Geoinformatics (GFM4) is the nine-month Diploma course which is conducted at Ardhi University in collaboration with ITC which is now the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

ITC/ARU diploma course is designed for professionals at technologist level in geo-information production organizations whose prime concern it is to execute the daily operational tasks related to the analysis, processing and dissemination of geographic data (including the coordination of digital production processes, implementation of work procedures and the supervision of groups of operators).

The course started at ARU 2003/2004 academic year.  The course receives participants from Eastern and South African countries like Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, D.R.C. and Tanzania.

This academic year 2016/17 GFM4 course received four participants from different organizations in different countries one from Botswana, Malawi and two from Tanzania.

DSC_0565Acting Head Department of Computer Science and Management Dr. Job Asheri Chaula during the welcoming remarks of Graduation Ceremony of GFM4.

DSC_0576I.T.C representative Mr. Ton Mank.

DSC_0584Dean School of Earth Sciences, Real Estate, Business and Informatics (SERBI) Prof. Charles Lucian speaking to GFM4 Graduates.

DSC_0567GFM4 Graduates listening presentation.

DSC_0606Mr. Christopher Mina (Malawi)GFM4 Graduate receiving  prize from ITC representative Mr. Ton Mank.

DSC_0618Ms. Boikhutso Ednah Tumisang (BOTSWANA) giving a vote of thanks.

DSC_0626Participants in a group photo.

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