Youth asked to embrace ICT as a means of getting employment

The Deputy Director of Information (DDI), Esther Wanjau has called on youths across the 47 counties to embrace Information Communications and Technology (ICT) as a means of getting jobs.

Ms. Wanjau says young people needed to embrace the use of ICT for them to secure credible jobs online and earn decent income.

She made the remarks in Mombasa on Monday at the Kenyatta University (KU) Campus where about 200 unemployed youth have started a week-long ICT training on the Ajira Digital Programme.

Ajira Digital is a platform available to all unemployed youths across the country who are willing to work online.

She asked them to take advantage of the high internet penetration available in the country to empower themselves financially.

As young people, you should love digital technologies to maximize on the limitless opportunities it offers, she said.

With the advancement of technology at such a high speed, there are no limits to your future, she noted.

The DDI said the Ajira programme is a government initiative that focuses more on empowering young people to embrace technology.

The government has invested heavily on ICT and our economy is becoming knowledge based, she added.

Source: Kenya News Agency