USMA, the first ICDL Test Centre in Panama

Santa María La Antigua Catholic University (USMA) completed its accreditation process as an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, becoming the first in the country.

The ICDL Authorized Test CentreICDL Accredited Test Centre certificate was delivered on March 31, which began the implementation of the certification programme, which is considered part of its university mission to “promote a humanistic culture committed to social development.”

 The certification of digital skills constitutes a significant added value for the profile of every student, teacher, administrative or professional in several fields. In this sense, USMA has the latest advances in biometric technology that guarantee the quality of service.

 Professor Karen Carles, Director of USMA Virtual, stated that the presence of the ICDL Test Centre in this House of Studies represents significant cost savings and management effectiveness. He announced that a pilot training and certification plan will be launched in the Base modules and will then extend the programme in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. In a second stage, the programs will be offered through the Department of Continuing Education and Extension.

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