The Norwegian government increases its effort to improve the ICT-competence level by investing in courses of ICT-security and ICT in general. 500 new students will be able to enter the courses during the next year, which is added to the 750 students that started their ICT-studies during 2017 as the first phase of the project. In total, when the goals of the project is reached, 5000 students will be studying ICT. 50 new teachers will be employed for the second phase of the project. The Minister of Education Røe Isaksen explains the target of the project in the following way: “Many stakeholders have pointed on the fact that we have to improve the competence within ICT-security, and especially in cryptology.” Source: Ministry of Education in Norway
Government taking the lead in improving ICT-competence
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