Speaking to journalists after touring stands at the closing day of this yearâ€™s ICT Africa exhibition, Professor Mutambara said funding ICT is essential as it has become a key driver of economies the world over.
â€œICT would revolutionise and affect everything – education, for example, can u imagine a young woman in Tsholotsho, Chimanimani, Dotito having access to notes from Harvard, having access to notes from Oxford, having access to notes from MIT.
“This is a notion of what we call disintermediation where you are taking away the classroom, taking away the teacher and people are learning directly from the internet,â€ said Professor Mutambara.
The last day of the exhibition was marked by career guidance sessions presented to school children by ICT industry players.
This yearâ€™s event has seen a total of 71 exhibitors participating from a figure of about 60 in 2010 showing an increase of over 18%, showing also an increase of space taken up by the ICT players.
There were three international exhibitors.