YMCA Computer School Reopens in March

Partial view of some Students during cycle 20 Activities leading to the formal commencement of classes at the Liberia YMCA Youth Computer School in Monrovia have begun.

According to the Acting Coordinator of the school, Olando Flomo, classes will officially commence on March 2, 2015, while orientation is scheduled for February 27, 2015.

Registration for Cycle 21 of the Computer Training Program began in July of 2014, but was suspended due to the ebola outbreak in Liberia.

“Beginning Cycle 21, the training will be carried out in three categories.” Mr. Flomo said.

“Category one will run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, with eight sessions daily, and will last for four months. classes will be held for one hour, while category two will also run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with four sessions and two months of training and classes will be held for two hours.” Mr. Flomo told the YMCA Information Office.

Category three according to Mr. Flomo will last for one month and will run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm t- 6:00 pm.

Since the establishment of the center in 2004, eleven thousand six hundred and thirteen (11,613) persons have been trained. Fifty three percent (53%) are females while forty seven percent (47%) are males.

Courses offered at the Liberia YMCA Computer School include Introduction to Computer System, Window- MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. At the intermediate level trainees undergo courses in Database Management, Layout Design, and Graphic Design among others.

Emmanuel S. King, Jr.