1,000 grad­u­ates to un­dergo ICT train­ing in Oyo — Min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan

Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Bar­ris­ter Ade­bayo Shittu, has said 1,000 youths who are grad­u­ate in­di­genes of Oyo State will un­dergo spe­cial­ized In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) train­ing be­fore the end of this year.

The min­is­ter said this is im­por­tant be­cause one of the ma­jor rea­sons many Nige­ri­ans grad­u­ates are un­em­ployed was lack of ba­sic knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion about In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy (ICT).

He dis­closed this in Ibadan, the Oyo State cap­i­tal when he pre­sented two 18-seater buses to the rul­ing All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) and com­mis­sion­ing of six bore­holes he ex­e­cuted in 6 ar­eas within Ibadan.

Shittu while lament­ing the rate of un­em­ploy­ment in the coun­try said one of the ways to tame the un­for­tu­nate so­cial prob­lem is to ex­pose youths to the nighty gritty of the ICT which he said has many po­ten­tials to tap.

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