'Information Technology Is Key to Economic Development'
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mamadi Sidibeh, a senior officer of the Medical Research Council-MRC Basse branch, has stated that Information Technology (IT) is key to economic development, and that no nation can achieve its central objectives without due attention to information technology.
Sidibeh recently made these remarks at a daylong capacity building program organised by the Information Technology Association of the Gambia (ITAG) Basse Chapter, the Tech Needs Girls Ambassador of St Georges Senior School. He described IT as the corner stone of national development thus urged the participants to take up the training seriously and to spread the gospel to their fellow students that everything in life is almost related to IT. Commenting on the significance of IT, he said, it provides employment opportunities for young people and promotes economic growth . For his part, Ebrima Camara, a member of ITAG Basse chapter underscored the importance of the training. He explained that the Gambia Tech Need Girls Campaign is a two-year programme that focuses on designing interactive workshops for girls in the Senior Secondary School in the URR and the CRR.
He said the organisation will provide computer training programs for girls including foundation courses and introduction to Application such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, internet search skills, E-mail, Blogs, social media and career talks amongst others.
Camara revealed that engaging women and girls in the IT sector is not only the right thing to do from the point of social justice, but it is also smart economic choice that has proven to improve business performance. He thus urged the participants to make best use of the training.
For his part, Tala Camara, a student of St George Senior Secondary School who also doubles as the chairperson of Tech Needs Girls Ambassador of the school commended the donors and ITAG for their benevolent gesture in organizing such a training program. She assured the gathering that they will leave up to expectation.
The vice principal of the school Daniel Gomez dwelled on the importance of the IT especially for students.
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