North West: Best Ngoketungia ICT Students Rewarded
Visiting Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Minette Libom Li Likeng inspires youths to develop potentials.
The nation’s digital inclusion project, conceived to inspire youths, was topical in Ndop, Ngoketungia Division, North West Region on August 3, 2016 with awards for students who excelled in Information and Communication Technologies- related subjects at the 2016 end-of course-examinations. The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng chaired the event during which the meritorious 72 beneficiaries were served Laptops, Tablets and computer science school materials. They qualified with excellent results to show at the GCE Advance and Ordinary Levels, BAC and Probatoire.
Minister Minette Libom Li Likeng challenged youths to join the ICT revolution for development or better still, develop potentials in the sector because it is promising. She advised youths to go beyond psychological barriers and promote quality use of ICTs in the conviction that digital inclusion is the set of policies and strategies that bridge the digital gap. The third lap of the Digital Matinees that took the Minister to Ndop featured a theme adopted to encourage and trigger greater interests in ICT- related subjects for all, especially those who are still lagging behind and especially young girls. “Digital inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities for the Youth” is the theme.
It emerged from the event that Divisional Matinees constitute an action to support students in examination classes, reward best students in ICT related subjects, promote digital inclusion among youths in urban and rural areas, and support meritorious students in ICTs and above all, implement President Biya’s vision and directives on the subject.
The Mayor of Ndop Council, Mbombo Abel Chenyi and the education family of Ngoketungia Division acknowledged generosity demonstrated by the government and showcased gratitude with warm words policies that inspire hope towards a digital economy. The Mayor appealed for year-old multipurpose community Tele Centres of Bamunka and BaliKumbat to go operational with required equipment and internet access. The Divisional Delegate of Secondary education, Forkum Roland Mbah also highlighted speed brakes in the promotion of ICTs with barely 306 computers available for 21,652 students in the Division, 57 schools without ICT teachers and many schools without electricity.