Computer courses targetting the the youth can reduce unemployment in the country, Simtech director, Moffat Matope has said.
Simtech is an information and communications technology (ICT) organisation which started its operations last year and has so far trained over 48 youths in computer repairing and general computer knowledge in four districts including Mzuzu City.
“We have had a lot of success registered in a short period of time. Not everyone can be selected to public university or afford the private institutions, hence computer training for the youths at an affordable fee essential,” he said.
Matope said ICT accords the youth a chance of becoming self-reliant.
Simtech is currently training 12 youths in general computer knowledge and repairing in Karonga. The course will run for six weeks.
After the training, the organisation awards students certificates and a starter-pack of materials to enable them to start a small business.
A former Simtech student Brave Ndovie recently told the media that Simtech training is valuable as it has enabled him to be independent.