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Nokia, Ethiopian varsities jointly to promote digital skills

Published : 17 Oct 2019, 02:24

  DF Report

Press Release Photo by Nokia..

Nokia will collaborate with two universities for science and engineering in Ethiopia, the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), to provide training on the latest technologies and industry trends

The collaboration is in line with the Ethiopian government’s vision of encouraging the use of ICT to transform the country into a knowledge economy, said a press release issued by Nokia on Wednesday.

Nokia is committed to working with Ethiopia to pave the way for world-class telecommunication services with advanced technologies including 4G and 5G

Nokia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in order to collaborate and provide high-level technical skills to students in line with rapidly changing market needs.

As part of the agreement, Nokia will work with the two universities to provide tailored training and coaching programs and share the latest technical and business practices in the ICT sector in line with global developments and market demands. The collaboration supports the Ethiopian government’s objective of using ICT as an enabler of overall socio-economic transformation.

The collaboration will support the students in acquiring the right competencies and the necessary skills to succeed in a fast-changing labor market. Furthermore, a special emphasis will be put on providing equal opportunities to female students.

The agreement was signed by Esayas Gebre Yohannes, Scientific Director at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Dereje Engida, President of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, and Daniel Jaeger, Head of the Central East and West Africa (CEWA) Market Unit, Nokia.