Women and Computer Science in Africa

Women and Computer Science in Africa

If you really think about it, computer science degrees are mostly associated with males. With technology being a driving force behind the world’s economy, it’s now more imperative than ever that young women are exposed to Information Technology as a viable career option so they can take the first step with this technology related degree. This is especially true in emerging economies.

A computer science degree is a sure way to help get a foot in industry. It will help hone your skills in mobile application development, programming, database design and web development. A programme like this is the first step towards a promising career that makes a genuine impact.

“At Varsity College, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), we’re already well on our way to producing some of the nation’s best female computer programmers.”

It’s interesting to note that our current intake for The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development degree is 60% female. We think this is a positive sign that the determined young women in South Africa are finally feeling bold enough to follow their dreams.

We are optimistic that the emergence of talented female computer programmers from The IIE Varsity College will inspire other women to join the ranks. Leading by example, these graduates will show other aspiring female programmers that it’s a qualification and career well worth pursuing.

For more on The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Application Development, please get in touch with us today, www.varsitycollege.co.za.