Tanzania Institute of Bankers (TIOB) together with ICDL Africa launched the ICDL Programme at the institute in a virtual event that took place on 22 July 2020. The objective of the virtual launch was to inform the banking sector in Tanzania of the great partnership TIOB has with ICDL Africa and that their employees will now be able to attain ICDL training and certification at the Institute.
The Tanzania Institute of Bankers aspires to become a world class training Institute for the banking sector offering world class training in banking to its members.
In his Opening remarks, the ICDL Foundation, CEO Damien O’Sullivan welcomed the participants and appreciate the TIOB management for joining the ICDL family.
He mentioned that digital skills are key and that all over the world, these skills are required for business continuity. He shared on the global challenge in terms of Perception vs Reality on how people perceive to have the necessary digital skills while in actual sense majority lack even the basic skills on the use Computers and the most common Applications.
To improve on their productivity, the CEO recommended ICDL Workforce to the Banking sector as a core starting point.
Damien concluded by wishing the Tanzania Institute of Bankers (TIOB) successful implementation of ICDL Programme with the support from the team in Tanzania and the entire ICDL Africa team.
In his remarks, The Tanzania Institute of Bankers (TIOB) CEO, Patrick Misana Mususa, started by sharing the background & mission of the Institute.
He mentioned that they have seen the gaps in digital skills that greatly affects the productivity of those working and also reduces employability to those seeking jobs in different sectors. It is based on this that the management decided to incorporate ICDL Programme in the curriculum.
The CEO informed the participants that the TIOB Management is looking forward to expanding their ICDL Programme offering not only in the Banking sector but also to the general public.
In her remarks, ICDL Africa General Manager, Solange Umulisa appreciated the collaboration with Tanzania Institute of Bankers and welcomed them to ICDL.
She emphasized the need for Digital Skills certification as the sure way to close the gap in digital literacy . “Having TIOB join ICDL is key to addressing this challenge”, she said.
Solange concluded by promising TIOB full support and that ICDL Africa team will be there to ensure successful implementation of the ICDL Programme to promote the digital skills in the Banking Sector and other target market TIOB will be working with.
The meeting concluded with a Q&A session where participants asked questions and they were given answers by the concerned institution i.e. TIOB and ICDL Africa.