Improve education to address ICT skills gap in South Africa
Revising the whole education system, driving broader access to the Internet as a learning and information delivery mechanism, getting the youth online and trying to adapt learning programmes to market realities are some of the ways to address unemployment among young people.
This is the word from Brahim Ghribi, head of government relations of Middle East and Africa at Nokia. He believes SA and other African nations need to work on reviewing their education systems and help young people establish their own businesses to remove the dependency on government and industry.
"Technology is evolving much faster than the education system. Even high-tech companies always need to keep up with the changing technology environment and this is a fundamental issue that needs to be addressed," he says. Read More