The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in Egypt has joined government and industry representatives in kick-starting ICT projects aimed at empowering the country’s youth with much needed technology skills.
In a statement, MCIT said the spread of technology parks across the country is a bid to support IT exports and the outsourcing of services which can help to absorb young graduates from Egyptian universities while providing job opportunities in the ICT sector.
MCIT has implemented similar projects in other governorates in Egypt including Cairo and South Sinai with more than of 35 centers built to date. The Ministry says it has signed agreements with the governorates of Giza, the Red Sea, and Fayoum to start implementing similar projects there.
In South Africa, Panyaza Lesufi, the MEC for Education in Gauteng Province, credited ICT for an increase in the number of young people who successfully completed the country’s high school graduation exams.
MTN SA Foundation has announced it would be giving away a total of 100 laptops to ten of the best performing high schools in each of South Africa’s nine provinces. Ten of the laptops would also be provided to learners with special needs across the country.