MoCTI, Huawei & Orange to Harness and Nurture Digital Skills of Exceptional University Graduates

By Abubakarr Harding

The Ministry of Communication, Technology and Innovation (MoCTI) of Sierra Leone, in a groundbreaking partnership with global technology giant, Huawei, and leading telecommunications company Orange Sierra Leone, has announced the launch of the inaugural Sierra Leone ICT Talent Development Program.

The program is designed to harness and nurture the digital skills of exceptional university graduates, equipping them with cutting-edge Information Communication Technology (ICT) competencies. As part of the national strategy to foster digital literacy, these skilled individuals will be charged with the mission of imparting their knowledge to secondary school students and traders within the country, thereby expanding the digital footprint of Sierra Leone.

A select group of 50 young talents will have the unique opportunity to undergo a comprehensive, fully funded one-week intensive training session at the Orange Digital Center located in the capital city, Freetown. Huawei specialists will lead the training, focusing on critical and timely topics such as Cyber Security and Digital Marketing.

Following the completion of the initial training phase, participants who demonstrate exceptional aptitude will be chosen to lead training sessions for secondary school students and traders across eight districts in Sierra Leone. This deployment aims to drive the digital transformation of the nation’s education sector and commercial activities through enhanced ICT literacy.

The Ministry has indicated that successful candidates will receive incentives, the details of which will be provided upon their final selection.

To qualify for this transformative program, applicants are required to:

– Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related ICT field from a recognized university, with certification obtained within the last three years.
– Exhibit excellent presentation and public speaking abilities.
– Show readiness to commit to the intensive training regimen and to actively engage in subsequent training activities within the community.
– Submit a comprehensive resume and complete the application process via the official portal at

The deadline for application submission is the 26th of April, 2024, at 5:00 pm GMT.

This strategic collaboration among MoCTI, Huawei, and Orange Sierra Leone signifies a robust commitment to fostering a digitally skilled workforce, which is essential for the socio-economic development of Sierra Leone in the 21st century. The ICT Talent Development Program is poised to set a precedent for future education and skills development initiatives within the region.


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