NCC organises digital skills training for North-East youths to boost job creation

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Participants during the training.

NCC organises digital skills training for North-East youths to boost job creation

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has organised a two weeks Digital Job Creation Training for youths in the North-East as part of efforts to enhance job creation and ensure that young people are self-reliant.

The training had participants from the six states of the North-East zone (Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe).

The resource persons gave the participants digital literacy training on computer appreciation, parts of a computer, starting the computer, software knowledge, operating computer, start menu, word processing, introduction to www and web browser, communication and collaboration, introduction to computer security, web development, web programming, web browser, client-server example, HTML.

Others are Corel draw graphics suite, work space, configuring workspace, toolbox, and drawing basics among others.

At the closing ceremony held at the Muhammadu Indimi International Center, University of Maiduguri, the NCC representative, Isa Abubakar, appreciated the participants for their dedication, commitment, and orderliness.

He urged them to utilise the skills acquired for the benefit of society.

A quiz was also organised for the participants where three emerged victorious and were given cash prizes.

Speaking on the training, one of the participants from Yobe State, Mohammed Abubakar, commended the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami, NCC CEO, the facilitators, resource persons, and other stakeholders for ensuring the success of the programme.

“Our capacity has been built with skills and digital talents that we can apply to improve our income. This training is timely as it is coming at a time when our region is recovering from the effects of insurgency as well as COVID-19 pandemic”.

Abubakar said he will make judicious use of the knowledge acquired and use the equipment offered to set up a business.

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