442 graduate in NYEP ICT module in Region
Stories by Ernest Best Anane
About 442 persons, who pursued ICT training, mobile phone repairs, soft ware and hardware engineering and computer programming, service delivery skills, and computer programming under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) ICT Module, have graduated in the Ashanti Region.
As a result, they have received their certificates and sets of tools to start their businesses.
Mr. Samuel Sarpong, Mayor of Kumasi, commended the Managing Director of AGAMS Group of Companies, the National Coordinator of the NYEP, and the of Head Training, Rlg Institute of Technology, and staff, with whom the government has entered into an agreement to train the youth in ICT as a means of addressing the unemployment menace in the country.
He said in the Ashanti Region alone, about 24,000 youth had successfully completed training in the areas of mobile phone repairs and assemblage, sale and service delivery skills, computer programming, hardware and software engineering among others.
Mr. Sarpong said the government would continue to support Rlg initiatives, not only to develop best quality technology in the assembling of electronic products in Ghana and elsewhere, but also to deliver quality and value to customers, clients and other stakeholders.
According to him, the government was committed to offering adequate resources to facilitate the recruitment and training of more youth under the programme, as part of interventions in addressing the unemployment situation in the country.
He indicated that the aim of the programme was not only to create jobs, but to produce technocrats who would offer services to meet international standards, since the world is driven by technology, and Ghana cannot afford to stay behind.
The KMA boss urged the graduands to transform the skills they had acquired into useful ventures that would make them self-reliant and offer meaningful living conditions.
Mr. Sarpong disclosed that the programme had been rolled out for the benefit o the youth without any discrimination whatsoever, hence persons with disabilities were being trained under the programme to become employable and resist the temptation of roaming our streets to beg for alms.
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