New technology institute to be launched in Banjul

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A new institute for training young people in Information Technology and providing advanced training for currently practising professionals in the field will be officially launched at 55 Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, The Gambia.

The Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT) Gambia Limited is associated with IIHT Technologies – an organization which operates in more than 100 cities across India and 23 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Institute will offer programs fully accredited by the Ministry of Education. (For additional information, visit our website at www.iihtgambia.com).

To date, more than 5½ million GMD in pre-operational expenditures have been incurred to ensure a quality beginning of instruction and training. Certified instructors will come from India, a well-recognized leader in innovative technology and training and an exporter of the highest number of IT experts in the world.

The goal of IIHT Gambia Limited is to build a cadre of 1000 skilled professionals in the first two years to lend the needed support to help The Gambia to make progress towards achieving technological independence.

At the end of five years, the goal is to have a skilled workforce of 5,000 to generate $100 million USD through export of IT services, assist the government to reduce unemployment and provide Gambian youth an alternative pathway to the current backway to Europe which can mean risking their lives to find employment.

IIHT Gambia Limited is born out of the vision of an expatriate, Ousman Bah, who was born and raised in The Gambia, but left at the age of 18 to gain his higher education and training in the United States where he has lived for over 28 years in the Silicon Valley.

Although he is now a citizen of his adopted country, he has never lost his vision of one day giving back to his native country which has given him so much.

Mr. Bah achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and a double Masters Degrees – MBA and MSc. He is an individual who firmly believes in education and training as essential to empowering youth and improving the lives of people.

2019-01-19T15:06:22+00:00

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  1. EldonDiumn November 7, 2019 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Through a UNESCO-implemented EU sponsored project, the School curriculum was revised and brought to the standards of the UNESCO Model Curriculum for Journalism Studies in Africa. New courses have been introduced and lecturers were recruited. Previously offering two-year diploma programme, the School now offers Foundation, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. The Institute that was enrolling about twenty students every two years now enrolls a minimum of FIFTY students every year without compromising quality. Plans are advanced in guaranteeing the autonomy of the school, having secured new, separate premises. Accounts are separated and a new board is being constituted that will provide oversight and strategic policy direction to the School. The premises is fitted with two computer labs and classrooms are fitted with modern technologies. The School has hired new recruits, including Demba Kandeh as Director of Training and Administration and Modou S. Joof, Musa Barrow, Abdoulie Sey, Muhammed Ndure and Ebrima Bah as a teaching staff. Nine senior journalists were trained to become trainers.

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