(Togo First) – Last Monday, the five solar academies announced under the CIZO project effectively began operations.
A first batch of 450 students (90 dispatched across the five centres) started classes at the academies, according to a statement by Kya Energy Group, local startup picked to steer the project.
Overall, the firm should train 3,000 technicians (600 per academy) over six months to solar kit maintenance and installation techniques. The academies are situated in Lomé, Kpalimé, Sokodé, Kara and Dapaong.
Prior to the start of the classes, fifty technicians were trained.
Launched in 2017, the CIZO aims at providing electricity to two million Togolese by 2022. This figure was scaled up after the country’s national electrification strategy was launched in June 2018.