By Imran Silla, Strategic Communications Unit, Ministry of Information and Communications
Just weeks after UNIMTEC attained university status, the institution seems to be moving ahead in full steam with the launch of Sierra Leone’s first ever Machine Learning course funded by the Japanese government.
This new course exists in only five other African countries including Ghana and Rwanda.
The Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swaray, was the keynote speaker at the launching ceremony.
In his address, he encouraged students of UNIMTEC to show commitment and dedication to the new course and make the University and country proud.
According to him, the new course is in line with government’s ambition and aspirations on education – creating sustainable local ICT capacity and expertise.
The Minister furthered: “Sierra Leone’s most precious asset, it’s young population who constitute 60% of the overall population, can be remodelled, harnessed, empowered and transformed into a digitally adaptive, skilled and innovative workforce that not only comprehend, adopt and move with global trends but chart its own digital pathways towards inclusive growth and development”.
Mr Swaray expressed profound thanks and appreciation to the Government of Japan for its support. Sixty students will benefit from the course.