Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications recruits graduate students to teach digital literacy

Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and the Youth Employment Action Agency (YEA) signed a memorandum of understanding to recruit 500 graduates to participate in their new Digital for Inclusion program. Its main objective is to bridge the rural-urban digital divide through hiring and training graduates to spread digital literacy to some of the 130 community information centers established by GIFEC throughout the country.

Four towns and villages were selected to participate in the first phase of the project – Berekum, Goaso, Asangrakwa and Asumura. They will be provided with wifi at subsidized rates in order to promote e-commerce and digital financial services. If the results are positive, the program will be upscaled to 30 communities across the country in 2018.

According to Mr Abraham Jofi Asante, Administrator of GIFEC, “We are not looking at ICT for the elite but building a society where all and sundry can have access to ICT. We want to have universal access. As GIFEC provides the technologies, we need people who are also technologically apt to be able to carry out this assignment.”

Source:Peace Fm Online