Nigerian government launches training for 350 persons with disabilities

NITDA Announcement

NITDA Announcement

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of Nigeria launched an initiative to train over 350 persons with disabilities togain access to ICT skills required to access services and become competitive in the workplace during the digital age. This program has taken place once a year in the different regions of Nigeria, this time it will benefit six states from the North East region.

Participants will be divided in 3 clusters: physically challenged, persons with hearing and visual impairments. This division enables trainers to focus on the specific needs of each cluster, and to provide them with access to services and technologies from which they can truly benefit.

During the training, participants will learn about topics such as computer essentials, online collaboration, digital literacy and entrepreneurship. Beneficiaries will receive a laptop with custom software to meet their training needs. It is expected that participants later share their knowledge with other persons with disabilities to improve digital inclusion in the country.

Source: Vanguard Ngr