Kenya's Information Communication Technology Practitioners Act has caused outrage with a petition to urge the ICT CS Joseph Mucheru to kill the Bill gaining over 8,000 signatures in the first 24 hours. As highlighted earlier, the regulation seeks to license ICT Practitioners in Kenya and defines who qualifies to be licensed.
In this article we look at who meets the cut.
Requirements to be a licensed ICT practitioner in Kenya
Here is a list of the possible paths to getting licensed if the Bill is passed.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in ICT related field from a recognized university. This could be Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunication, or Computer Engineering.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics, with at least one year of post-qualification experience in the ICT field.
- A Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunication, or Computer Engineering, with three years post qualification experience in the ICT field.
- A Bachelor's Degree (any) from a recognized University with at least three years of post-qualification experience in ICT.
- Any person who has demonstrated expertise, innovation, or competence in ICT as may be determined by the council.
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