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Digital Empowerment Programme

Ndejje University students have been urged to embrace the digital youth empowerment programme to remain relevant in this global information technology era.

Digital EmpowermentDean of Students Wilfred Muhumuza made the call at the digital youth empowerment programme workshop organised by AIESEC Uganda and sponsored by Airtel at Ndejje University Main Campus, Luwero.

“We are in a global world so we should not miss this opportunity to embrace the different communication tools driven by the information technology. Such knowledge acquired can help you find jobs among other uses,” he urged the students.

A German AIESEC alumni; Victoria Langwald remarked, “In Germany, if you are not computer literate with a couple of the digital platforms, you cannot get a job.”

The digital youth empowerment programme equips the youth with skills to improve personally, professionally and academically while using digital platforms.

Airtel Uganda Business Analyst, Julius Wejuli showed the participants different examples of social media (whatsapp, dig, Myspace, slide share, ning etc) and applications for their learning enhancement, discussions and sharing links to get additional reading materials. He however cautioned them about the dangers in mismanaging the online time and what is posted on the social media.

The System Manager, Moses Nviri sensitized the students about the University’s digital platforms like the websites, social sites/platforms, and how best they can be used.

The workshop attracted 137 participants drawn from Kampala campus and Main Campus.