Degrees not enough to equip youths in 4IR – Pantami




…Challenges Africa to prioritise digital skills, flexible regulation

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami has called for inclusion of digital skills in the school curriculum of African undergraduate students.

He said the inclusion of digital skills training became necessary because degrees were no longer enough to equip the youths for the task ahead of them in labour market.

The minister made the call on Tuesday at the first West Africa Digital Economy Conference themed: Positioning West Africa Digital Economy for the Future, organised by the ministry in Abuja.

He said countries that prioritised the 4th Industrial Revolution like US, Japan Germany, China and India, which are the largest economies in the world have grown their economies through the adoption of digital economy and for Africa to compete globally, the continent must brace up with the challenge of adopting digital skills in the training of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper