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IIHT graduates 1st badge of 52 students

Jan 22, 2020, 3:34 PM | Article By: Fatou Dem

Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT), Gambia limited, last Friday held its first graduation of fifty-two students on various IT programmes, held at the Ebunjan Theatre, last Friday.

The diverse programme includes introduction to Information Technology, Diploma in Network Security, Diploma in Office Automation, Diploma in Server Administration and Professional  Diploma in Web Application Developer.

The principle mission of IIHT Gambia limited is to equip youth with skills and expertise in Information Technology to be able to immensely contribute towards ensuring that the Gambia is an active player in this 21st century IT world.

Speaking at the graduation, Halifa Sallah, National Assembly member for Serekunda West said the partnership between India and The Gambia is a reflection of a partnership that led to the transformation of the continents that were dominated for the colonial rule.

He said an institution cannot continue to be housed in a private premise. “It is the duty of the state to come and support the institution, by ensuring it has land to be able to build the structures that are necessary so that we can provide the facilities that are necessary to give support to what we have seen before us.”

Information Minister, Ebrima Sillah said his ministry started the initiative to work with their critical development partners within this country specially those in the private sector and institutions.

He said his ministry welcomes such ventures, assuring them that they will work and support the team because the government alone cannot do everything.

Ousman Bah, chief executive officer of IIHT said the graduates are ready for the work market, saying they are employable and need not to be trained. He said young people are taking the back-way to Europe for greener pastures because they do not have hope in their own country.