Partnerships in Nigeria to provide schools with ICT equipment and digital skills training
The Nigerian Communication Commission donated ICT equipment to the Nigerian Society for Computer’s “For School Initiative” to promote digital literacy in schools nationwide. The infrastructure to support students acquiring digital skills includes 60 monitors, 35 CPUs, 30 printers, 50 UPS and 15 laptops that were previously utilized by the employees of the commission.
The equipment is delivered in secondary schools through a Digital Awareness Program, which provides them with internet facilities for one year. Further donations are taking place to deliver advanced equipment and wireless internet to universities and polytechnics.
According to the Chairman of Nigeria Society of Computer (Abuja Chapter), Mr. Rex Abitogun, the computer school project “is an initiative to promote digital literacy and compliment government effort in addressing ICT gap that exit in some public school especially in the rural areas of Federal Capital Territory.” It seeks to promote public-private partnerships, where one side donates equipment and the other obtains support from volunteers to share their skills as trainers.
Sources: World Stage Group