BACK­PACK 1.5m Bauchi youth to re­ceive com­puter train­ing

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Not less than 1.5mil­lion youth will re­ceive com­puter train­ing in Bauchi State un­der a scheme by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, a state of­fi­cial has said.

The Head of the Fed­eral In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in Bauchi, Mr Ahmed Chi­dayya dis­closed this while speak­ing at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony of 300 youth who have re­ceived the train­ing.

It is be­ing con­ducted by the Fed­eral In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Di­vine Dig­i­tal In­ter­na­tional (DDI), a tech­nol­ogy in­sti­tute in Bauchi.

He there­fore called on par­ents and cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions to take ad­van­tage of the pro­gramme not­ing that the pro­gramme will train 1.5mil­lion youth in the state be­fore it rounds up.

He charged the grad­u­ants to be good am­bas­sadors of the scheme and also en­cour­age youth to key in to the pro­gramme and use the com­puter skills they learn to be self re­liant as well as en­trepreneurs.

Chair­man of the oc­ca­sion Mr Hag­gai Gu­tap com­mended Fed­eral in­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and its part­ner for car­ry­ing out the com­puter train­ing scheme for the youth.

He said: “This will give the op­por­tu­nity to be com­puter lit­er­ate in this com­puter age. The world is speed­ily mov­ing from ana­logue to dig­i­ti­za­tion hence the need to be­come com­puter lit­er­ate.”

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of DDI, Mr John Haruna Daru urged youth to en­rol for other pro­grammes that will en­hance their skills in the world of digi­ti­sa­tion.

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