A seminar organized to show the advantages and the employment opportunities of this sector for the students of the University of Yaoundé I held last Monday.
In connection with her association’s ideals on reducing the generational digital divide and promoting economic development through ICTs, Queen Essobmadje, organized the girls’ day in ICTs last Monday at the University of Yaoundé I (UYI).
Dubbed Hack4Girl, the event was aimed at attracting UYI students to science courses in order to enable them to use ICTs for their empowerment. The participants benefited from the advice of Prof. Atsa Etoundi, Head of the ICT Department and Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji, Representative of the International Telecommunication Union for Central Africa and Madagascar.
Reports stipulate that 90% of girls connect to the internet to meet people. An attitude deplored by Aline Assako, the director of the legal department of the National Agency of ICT (Antic), who thanks to her interest in ICT and numerous research has been able to make her way into the professional world.
For Reine Essobmadje, a telecommunications engineer and co-founder of the Digital Coalition Association, it is possible to have a good career thanks to the Internet and computers in general by learning how to use them properly.