Digital Literacy: OBA Begins Training of Akwa Ibom Youths

*Thousands of young people to get free ICT training

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The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East (Uyo) Senatorial District, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan has begun a long chain of training programme on digital literacy for Akwa Ibom youths.

The ICT training is expected to capture not below fifteen thousand youths across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State.

The training commenced on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at the Senator OBA Skills Acquisition Centre, Uyo, with a baseline assessment of the participants.

Those who took the baseline assessment exercise are expected to become the first category of beneficiaries of the training, as only those with competence prospect are to be selected for the main training.

The coordinator of the Senator OBA digital hub, Mr. Atai Albert on Friday, told newsmen that the essence of the skill acquisition was to help Akwa Ibom youths discover and utilize the opportunities inherent in ICT.

He noted that such skills would help the youths to overcome the culture of dependency on handouts by politicians.

Atai pointed out that the training was absolutely free and would offer the candidates globally recognized certification in the end.

Also speaking, the Consultant for the digital hub, Dr. Niran Oyekale stressed that the training is crucial to the modern digital skills required by the concerns of the modern world.

Niran Oyekale who encouraged Akwa Ibom youths to fully maximize the applicability of the skills, listed “IC3 Digital Literacy, Communication Skill for Businesses and Entrepreneurship” as the fundamental skills to be freely taught.

However, participants at the centre used the occasion to thank Senator Bassey Albert, adding that the hub and training would go a long way to redefining the future of Akwa Ibom youths.

Meanwhile, interested members of the public can visit the Centre for baseline assessment in order to upgrade their digital literacy skills.

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