75 beneficiaries of ICT training organised by Liberia’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in collaboration with the Information Communication Technology Association of Liberia (ICTAL) have graduated after several weeks of intensive training in IT, project management and IT auditing and networking.
At the graduation ceremony held in Monrovia, Liberia’s acting posts and telecommunications minister Levi Demmah urged the successful participants to put the knowledge acquired at the training to good use. He said they should apply the skills acquired to the benefit of their respective institutions.
According to the acting minister, acquiring good knowledge in ICT is essential and central in the discharge of the various functions of government. At the individual level, he described IT training as vital in order to ensure success in development programmes throughout Liberia.
He said the incumbent federal government under the leadership of President Johnson Sirleaf is investing aggressively in ICT, including in fibre optic cable. He made assurances of his commitment to building the capacity of government employees in ICT programmes.
The nation’s deputy posts and telecommunications minister for technicalservices, D. Zotawon Titus, encouraged the beneficiaries to share the knowledge they acquired at the training with colleagues at their various institutions.
“The world is a global village and the need for training in ICT was very important to every nation, with Liberia being no exception,” he said. “I therefore ask participants to note that their activities would be monitored to ascertain whether they are putting to use the skills and knowledge acquired.”