The Sunday Mail
GIRLS should take up digital skills as they have become an integral part of daily life, a Cabinet Minister has said.
Speaking during commemorations of the International Girls in Information Communication and Technology Day at Regina Mundi High School in Gweru on Friday, ICT, Postal and Courier Services Minister Dr Jenfan Muswere said: “It is estimated by ICT experts that about five million traditional jobs will be lost by the year 2030, but will be replaced with ICT systems and jobs.
“As we implement the Girls-in-ICT initiative and bridge the digital gender divide, it is important that we create the appropriate environment and policy realignment to sustain the interest of not only our young girls but their male counterparts as well.”
The International Girls in ICT is a day set aside by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to inspire and empower young women and girls to take up ICT careers and become active stakeholders in the information society.
Dr Muswere said Government is promoting ICT development in Zimbabwe through the establishment of computer laboratories at various schools countrywide.