Ericsson said it was partnering with the Libyan Post Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC) to deploy the "Ericsson Educate" learning program in Libya and build digital skills for Libyan university students.
Ericsson's report revealed that 150 Libyan students will have access to an e-learning portal featuring courses on 5G networks, IoT, data science, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
It said that Libyan students would be able to participate in webinars run by Ericsson experts focused on emerging and next-generation technologies.
"The program aims to complement students' technical studies and strengthen their ICT skills of to increase their readiness for jobs in the telecom and ICT sectors, Ericsson explained," said the report.
Chairman of LPTIC, Faisel Gergab, said: ''Distance education programs for Libyan university students have gained special importance in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, as countries around the world focused on the vital need for advanced technologies in communications. Societies in which knowledge and technology are advancing are societies that have absorbed the changes of times and thus are advanced societies, with advanced universities, allowing ease of communication with the world."
Gergab said that "advanced universities allow their students to carry out advanced scientific research in several fields and use high-precision applications. The cooperation between LPTIC and Ericsson will improve the vital communications and technology sector, create new investment projects and job opportunities in the Libyan market and help to make Libya a destination for global investment."
The report quoted Andrea Missori, Country Manager, Ericsson Libya, saying: "Education is a critical sector particularly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, with around 1.2 billion students and youth around the world unable to attend traditional education institutions."
He also added that "This has placed a huge demand for comprehensive online education programs and partnering with LPTIC means providing inclusive learning opportunities for students to help them through this period of sudden and unprecedented disruption but also prepare them for the future."
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