AN online technology magazine, Technomag, has pioneered a campaign that will see students from universities in the region getting easy access to technology gadgets.
BY BATANAI MUTASA
Last Friday, Technomag held a career guidance event at the National University and Science Technology (Nust) where it unveiled a PC behind the student campaign.
Technomag founder Tonderai Rutsito said the campaign was an initiative aimed at connecting students to business opportunities through technology.
Rutsito said students in Matabeleland, the Midlands and Harare wouldbe able to buy laptops at affordable prices through the campaign.
“It will be championed by a company called Makcomms, which will provide laptops to any student via the institution at reasonable prices and payment plans,” he added.
“We hope Tech@school career guidance will grow and help business commit themselves and offer students’ industrial training as a result of their interaction at these functions.
Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services deputy minister Win Mlambo, who was guest of honour at the career day, said the programme would help bridge the gap between industry and education.
“Tertiary institutions like Nust must migrate from churning out students with little or no relevance to industry and the economic centre of the country. They must be responsive to the market that will absorb the students,” Mlambo said.
“We need to move with the times if tertiary institutions are to remain relevant.”
Mlambo praised Technomag for efforts to equip university students with technology skills. He urged the magazine to ensure ideas were transformed into reality.
“It is one thing to give birth to an inspired idea, but quite another to develop it to fruition,” Mlambo said.
Some of the companies that were represented at the event were Astro Mobile, NetOne, Integrated Digital Security Solutions and Makcomms.