30,000 youth to be trained under NYEP ICT module – Minister

The Government has decided that 30,000 more youth be trained under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, a Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, has disclosed. He said the beneficiaries were expected to be trained in a wide range of areas related to ICT including mobile phone and laptop assembling and repairs, entrepreneurship skills, computer hardware and computer software. Dr Omane-Boamah said this in a speech read on his behalf in Koforidua on Wednesday at a graduation ceremony for 717 beneficiaries who had undergone a six-month training in ICT and mobile phone repairs. The training programme was made possible by the rlg Communication Company. He reiterated the commitment of the Ministry to ensure that the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) was offered adequate resources to facilitate the recruitment and training of more youth, irrespective of political affiliation. ”This is imperative to correct the notion that only party youth are beneficial of the NYEP”. Dr Omane-Boamah said the Ministry equally welcomed the decision by rlg to expand its training facilities across the country to pave way for more trainees to enroll under the programme.

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