n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Sustainably developing e-skills in Africa - a case with enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

Volume 5, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Companies in Africa have historically been slower off the mark in using IT to automate business processes, they are fast catching up and those still relying on manual systems are no longer commonplace. Now, having automated their accounting processes, many are looking at fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to improve efficiencies and profits. ERP systems are total business solutions used around the world, and gaining in popularity due to improved accessibility and affordability of cloud computing. This leads to an increase in the demand for e-skills, already far exceeding the supply particularly in Africa. This paper present a developed e-skills program in Africa to sustainably improve e-skills and enhance the employability of graduates of higher education and training institutions and to provide the labour market with employees skilled in the field of enterprise resource planning (ERP) in African countries. To achieve these objectives a marketable curriculum and learning/teaching program has been adapted to the needs and environments of African higher education and training institutions, thereby enhancing the IT and business resource pool in Africa in a way that quickly becomes self-sustaining. Train of trainers' method is used where universities and colleges in Africa are enrolled into the program and are trained to train students in real business ERP system.

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