The University of Liberia under the auspices of African Virtual Campus (AVC – Global) in collaboration with Cuttington University has kicked off a two day Technology Symposium in Monrovia.
According to a release from the University of Liberia, the aim of Symposium is to expose participants to online Contents Management Systems, the role Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays in successfully transforming businesses and why Liberia should prepare to participate in this global phenomenon.
Panelists at the symposium, which began on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Monrovia City Hall, include Liberian academics and entrepreneurs with many years of expertise in the IT sector. Participants include university students, auditors and others drawn from different backgrounds.
The release noted that the keynote speaker, Mr. Ikenna Anekwe, Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) Liberia, said it is those that embrace ICT and offer such services that will capture the market, noting that ICT is one of the ways to grow the Liberian economy, improve how businesses respond to customers and come out with products that customers need. As an example, Mr. Anekwe recalled that GTBank, after upgrading its services and creating awareness, now has over 4,900 active users of its mobile app, which is significantly higher than a user base of roughly 900 in October 2018.
The Symposium is being held under the theme “Leveraging ICT in Liberia,”.
Meanwhile, the opening day of the symposium focused on Education and Governance.
The Symposium is expected to continue on Thursday, May 20, with a focus on Business and Banking.