Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi has issued a warning about bogus training centres which purport to offer short courses on digital terrestrial television (DTT) set-top box installation.

She says that, in last few weeks, the Department of Communications has been inundated with calls from people wanting to verify the legality of these institutions.

“I call on people to refrain from attending courses offered by these institutions,” the minister says. “These centres are operating illegally and have no accreditation. As the department we are yet to make an official announcement on which centres will be accredited to offer such courses.”

The Department of Communications is working with the Department of Labour to design an accredited course for DTT installers. Once the course content is finalised, the Department of Communications will communicate through various community and main stream media about where interested individuals can go to undertake such training.