NITDA begins specialised digital literacy and skills programme

By Na'ankwat Dariem

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced the Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for states.

Tagged the “Digital States Programme,” the programme is designed as one of the implementation strategies of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, which is also in line with the Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the policy.

In a statement signed by the Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar explained that the programme was aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with the necessary digital literacy skills that could facilitate Nigeria’s transition to the Digital Economy.

Specific areas of focus for the programme include: IT Management of Productivity Tools;Understanding Digital Marketing and Basics of Content Creation; and Entrepreneurial Skillsincluding Basics of Career Development.

NITDA stated that “the programme is also aimed at training about 540 youths from each state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to the Agency, ” It is expected that about 20,000 Nigerians will benefit from the programme. Registration for the first phase of the programme commences on Monday 8th March, 2021″

NITDA stated that  beneficiary states for the first phase are Gombe, Kano, Lagos and Rivers States and the schedule for the subsequent phases will be advertised in due course, adding that further information and registration guidelines could be found on the NITDA Academy website.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim

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