The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has kicked off the Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for states. Tagged the Digital States Programme, the initiative is in line the Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria.
The Digital States Programme is designed as one of the implementation strategies of the NDEPS and targets training of Nigerian youths in digital literacy skills to facilitate Nigeria’s transition to the digital economy.
Specific areas of focus for the programme include: IT Management of Productivity Tools; Understanding Digital Marketing and Basics of Content Creation; and Entrepreneurial Skills including Basics of Career Development.
20,000 Nigerians to benefit from programme
About 540 youths from each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja or a total of 20,000 Nigerians are expected to benefit from the programme.
Registration for the first phase of the programme commenced Monday 8th March, 2021. The beneficiary states for the first phase are Gombe, Kano, Lagos and Rivers States. Schedule for the subsequent phases will be advertised in due course.
Further information and registration guidelines can be found on the NITDA Academy website: https://academy.nitda.gov.ng/public/digital-skills