Kunkuyu Applauds DMI University for Advancing ICT Skills Across Malawi
Minister Kunkuyu praised DMI University for equipping 370 civil servants and MSCE holders with valuable ICT certifications at a graduation ceremony in Lilongwe.
Lilongwe, Malawi— Minister of Information and Digitalization, Moses Kunkuyu, expressed his appreciation for the 'ICT Skills for All' initiative by DMI St. John the Baptist University, highlighting its role in enhancing human capacity and bolstering the implementation of Malawi's National ICT Policy, writes Judgement Katika.
Addressing attendees at a graduation ceremony held in Lilongwe, Minister Kunkuyu, who served as the guest of honour, praised the remarkable efforts of DMI University, which has successfully equipped 370 civil servants and Malawi School Certificate Examination (MSCE) holders with valuable ICT certifications.
Kunkuyu underscored the significance of ICT training as a pivotal step towards revitalising the economy and advancing the nation's digitalization agenda, positioning Malawi on par with global digital trends.
"What DMI has achieved is highly commendable, as it complements the government's endeavours by collaborating to provide training for civil servants and recent MSCE graduates. We anticipate that the skills these graduates have acquired will be utilised effectively in various domains, including entrepreneurship, content development, e-commerce, and workplace enhancement," Minister Kunkuyu remarked.
Furthermore, Minister Kunkuyu encouraged the graduates to demonstrate employability and promotable attributes through their performance while emphasising the importance of their continued productivity for the nation to reap the benefits of their newfound skills.
Dr. Benedicto Malunga, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor responsible for academic affairs at DMI University, stressed the urgency of bridging the digital divide and including all segments of society in the digital revolution.
"ICT has become an integral aspect of daily life, and we cannot afford to leave anyone behind. We must progress together. The programme from which these graduates are emerging was conceived to address the national disparities in ICT utilisation within Malawi, recognising ICT as a driving force for economic transformation," said Dr. Malunga.
Among the 370 enthusiastic IT graduates celebrated during the ceremony were civil servants and MSCE holders, representing a significant stride towards a digitally empowered Malawi.