Tararba trains 2,500 women, youths on digital literacy programme

Taraba State Commissioner of Digital Economy and Innovation, Hon. Gideon Samuel Nonso

By DOMINIC AKPENSUEN, Jalingo –

Taraba State Government has kick-started a one month free computer literacy training for women and youths in the state to tackle the economic challenges through digital and entrepreneurship.

 

The Commissioner of Digital Economy and Innovation, Hon. Gideon Samuel Nonso disclosed this to NATIONAL ACCORD in an exclusive interview in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.

Hon. Nonso said the free one month computer training for the youths is to actualize the core mandate to engage in digital literacy programme across Taraba State.

He stressed that the programme is designed to ensure that all youths are equipped with digital skills that can assist them in self-reliance.

According to him, the world is globally digital and youths have to take advantage of computer age to be innovative and improve their digital knowledge to augment their standard of living.

He disclosed that the programme which is aimed at training 500 youths has over 16,000 applicants, who have applied to participate and so far 2,500 selected to undergo the training for the first batch.

The commissioner said the training is not restricted to a particular figure but will be a continue process across the 16 Local Governments within the state.

He reiterated that the programme has been extended to engage women in providing catering services within and outside Taraba State through digital marketing, online training and supply.

Meanwhile, the training which is holding in four centers is running in three batches include, morning, afternoon and evening section.

Speaking with national accord, the Head of Trainers at Mega e-Tech Center, Mr Gadafi Abubakar said the participants will receive training on various ares of computer applications.

According to him, the design topics is to impact computer application training to the participants, such as Microsoftward, Microsoft excel and fundamental digital marketing skills among other courses.

However, one of the beneficiary Mr. Ridwan Sanusi, an Msc holder in Hausa and Linguistics from Taraba State University, Jalingo, said he suffered a setback of employment for not having digital skills,.

Also Elizabeth Felix, a graduate of Agricultural Technology, from Taraba State College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, expressed her profound gratitude over the long awaiting opportunity to transform her economic status through digital literacy.

 

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