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ICTs : 50,000 Jobs Expected

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications say there will be an exponential rise in the number of

A ccording to Bloomberg, the growth that will result in the development of ICT infrastructure, will explode the demand of companies for specialist like software and web developers, systems and network administrators, systems and databases analyst, technical and business architect engineers and business analysts etc.  The duties of a webmaster include; ensuring that the web servers, hardware and software are operating correctly, designing the website, generating and revising web pages, replying to user comments, and examining traffic through the site. Webmasters of commercial websites may also need to be familiar with e-commerce software. Systems Administrator on their part installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems. He also performs systems backups and recovery, maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. Meanwhile, database analyst are primarily responsible for manipulating, organizing, and understanding what is contained in collections of information (databases). This lets you find the answers to questions posed by your organization’s management about business and operational matters. The best database analysts have both technical skills for collecting, organizing, and retrieving specific portions of databases, and enough general and business knowledge. All of these, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications envisages an upsurge of new jobs in the sector from 10,000 to 50,000 by 2020. The government had in 2016, upgraded the erstwhile National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications to dispense adaptable skills in line with new job exigencies. Faculties of Engineering as well as Schools of Engineering were opened in the University of Buea as well as the recent creation of the Sahel Polytechnique at the University of Maroua to add up to the Yaounde Engineering Institute (Polytech) which are all intended to arm youths with new skills. Training cost depends on the institution and specialty but generally range from FCFA 50,000 to 600,000 per year according to a Buea-based IT expert, Ivo Umene.     

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