Pop Quiz: Should You Need a License to Practice ICT4D?

The Kenyan government recently introduced the Information Communications Technology Practitioners Bill 2016 bill that would require every ICT practitioner to have a university degree in computer science and pay an annual license fee to an ICT Practitioners Institute. An unlicensed ICT practitioner could be fined 50,000Ksh and sent to jail for 2 years. As you might image, this idea is quite controversial. Over 23,000 Kenyans engaged with our Facebook post asking their opinion on the matter, with the vast majority of the 60+ comments rejecting the need for this licensing scheme: Justus Muteti Mwandi: Kids as young as 12 years are writing sellable applications. Now they have to wait for campus degree

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Pop Quiz: Should You Need a License to Practice ICT4D?