IHS Towers Builds Two ICT Centers in GBHS Sodiko, Douala.
There is an urgent need for the world to gain digital skills as it becomes even more digital and innovative. Investing in programs that will meet up with such growths is inevitable and the youths are the first target audience to ensure a complete comprehension and continuity is consistent. One of the best ways to achieve this objective is by infiltrating the educational system, reason why IHS Cameroon, has taken has taken up the initiative to build and equip ICT centres in schools in some remote parts of Cameroon.
Cameroon is supporting The ministry of secondary education Cameroon has initiated different activities to attract both local and private business to be a part of this move. IHS Towers cameroon, has responded rapidly by building and improving ICT centres to facilitate the implementation of ICT in secondary schools in Cameroon.
Just recently, IHS and The Ministry inaugurated new centres in GBHS Sodiko Bonaberi. This is truly strategic as the school harbours over 2000 students including the internally displaced kids from the North and Southwest regions of cameroon. With over 30 computers, video conferencing equipments and internet connection, these kids will have access to a world of learning platforms and an opportunity to gain the sought after digital skills, making them ready for the every growing job market in IT, corporate and business.
The centres was inaugurated in a ceremony graced by the minister of secondary education, Pr Nalova Lyonga and other dignitaries of the Littoral region and South West region of Cameroon. IHS has as an overall objective, to improve the quality of education by building capacity and training young people in ICT and digital skills, so these are just some amongst many to come.
"As part of this project, the company aims to build on existing school infrastructures, and to contribute to the construction of new ICT centres that will benefit teachers and learners, enabling them to benefit from an Internet connection, develop their skills and access modern teaching materials", said OLUFEMI AROSANYIN, Managing Director of IHS Cameroun. He continued: "Our aim is to contribute to the empowerment of young Cameroonians through ICT literacy, so that they are better equipped to participate in the country's long-term economic growth.
The target is to bring Cameroonian schools up to modern standard of connectivity and computer literacy. At the end of it all, it is expected that all secondary schools in Cameroon should familiarize themselves with digital technology and benefit from computer skills through ICT courses, all thanks to IHS Cameroon.
IHS Towers is one of the world's largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecoms infrastructure by number of towers, and one of the largest independent multinational tower operating companies, focusing solely on emerging markets. The company owns nearly 40,000 telecom towers in 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia.