268 Trainees Obtain Computer Education Under Cycle 25
Graduates of the Liberia YMCA Cycle 25 Training
The Liberia YMCA has graduated 268 trainees from its Computer Training Center in Monrovia.
The training lasted for two month and included various software ranging from MS word to MS Excel, Ms Powerpoint Corel Design to various graphics and Web designing.
Speaking during a formal program at the National Headquarters of the Liberia YMCA on Broad Street, the Keynote Speaker, Mr. Prince M. Korvah, and Secretary of the Monrovia YMCA Board said it was a special moment because the trainees have spent the last two months investing in their studies, which has enabled them to reap knowledge in Information Technology.
He called on the trainees to challenge themselves to the advancement of Information Technology and the learning provided by the Liberia YMCA.
Mr. Korvah said if Liberia can advance from the current trend of doing things to a better Information Communication and Technology era, the country stands a chance of moving ahead quickly.
“Government has the responsibility to provide the enabling environment where everyone who wants to aspire to Information Communication Technology can do so freely.” Mr. Korvah called on government for increased subsidy to the Liberia YMCXA to enable the institution advance its ICT program.
Mr. Korvah also challenged the graduates to help Liberia transition from manual to high speed ICT, adding, “You must not be contended with the skills acquired from the Liberia YMCA.
Accepting the trainees in a formal remark, the National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, Mr. E. Timotheus Kamaboakai said the Liberia YMCA is investing in advancing the computer training center at the YMCA.
“At the YMCA, we are investing into making the training better and as a result of this we have brought into the country 500 new computers intended to refurbish and revamp the computer laboratory at the YMCA.”
Mr. Kamaboakai said YMCA has a wide range of programs and the computer training center is just one, adding, we are about to take the computer training program into the communities and called for support in this direction.
“To make this happen, we need to have an environment of peace, I do not care who you elect, but after the elections, let there be no noise or violence in Liberia as the trend we are experiencing in our advancement needs to continue.” Mr. Kamaboakai said.
Following remarks, 268 trainees received certificate following a two months intensive training program at the YMCA.
Earlier, the incoming Coordinator of the YMCA Computer Training Center, Ms. Decontee George welcome guests, parents and everyone to the graduation, while the Laboratory Supervisor at the Center Oliver Nyenkan thanked the trainees for the hard work during cycle 25.
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