Over 1 mln students benefit from Cisco networking academy in Africa
20 October 2017
More than one million students in Africa have directly benefited from Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad), with over 115,000 students benefitting in the past year. The Cisco Networking Academy is celebrating twenty years of upskilling young people across fifty one countries in Africa this year, resulting in more employment of skilled youth into technical jobs.
Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia are some of the countries in the region where the NetAcad, which is Cisco’s flagship CSR programme, has made the most impact. Cisco Networking Academy has over the past twenty years consistently sought to fill the gaping ICT skills gap in East Africa, a region that has gained global acclaim as the ICT innovation hub of the continent. The 2017 growth outlook for IT and telecommunication in Kenya remains positive given continued interest in housing and infrastructure development as well as mobile telecommunications.