Support academia to develop Ghana’s workforce – NITA urges players in ICT


The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has urged players in the ICT industry to lend a collaborative hand to academia in developing the Country’s workforce.

Head of Corporate Affairs, NITA, Togbe Kwasinyi Agyeman said the support could come in the form of scholarship and award schemes in the tertiary institutions.

Togbe Agyeman made the call at the launch of the Tech Job Fair, 2023 in Accra on the theme: “Leveraging Technology to Create Inclusive and Sustainable Jobs.

“The Fair will bring together companies looking for new talents, on one hand, and job-seeking graduates on the other, to exhibit and fill job openings through an innovative rapid recruitment process. The 2023 edition, following that of the previous year, will be held on February 22.

The Head of Corporate Affairs, who spoke on behalf of the Director-General of NITA, Richard Okyere-Fosu, said they could also work with academia on curriculum development.

He said they should commit to allocating some budget for some internship programmes within their firms to offer additional practical and industry exposure to these undergraduates.

Industry should have the budgetary allocation for research in areas of interest to their companies which is a form of skills development, and the results of this research can feed into brands of these companies.”

He said Ghana has chosen the path to digitalize its economy, and this requires a new approach from the traditional way of doing things.

The Head of Corporate Affairs said government is now using technology at the core of managing the country, from business registration, tax administration, government procurement, healthcare delivery and the finance sector.


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