Second phase of UNESCO’s initiative will provide 50,000 women in Nigeria with ICT skills


The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the second phase of its project to empower 50,000 girls and women from low-performing junior secondary schools in Bauchi, Nigeria with ICT skills in 2017. This initiative will provide continuity to the efforts placed in 2016 to train 60,000 illiterate girls and women with life skills and use of digital technologies in the Federal Capital Territory and Rivers.

The second phase of the project will be funded by Procter and Gamble through a public-private partnership with the government of Nigeria. According to the National Officer of Communication and Information, UNESCO, Mr. Olusola Macaulay, “The launch of the project, ‘School Meets the Learner Approach,’ marks the beginning of the UNESCO new initiative to education. This is where ICT devices, such as television, tablets, and mobile phones are deployed to learners in their homes, workplaces to facilitate teaching and learning.”

Source: The Nation Online Eng