NITDA Commences Specialised Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for States



The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in line Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, commences the Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for States, tagged the Digital States Programme.

The Digital States Programme, designed as one of the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, is aimed at equipping with the digital literacy skills that can 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 Creation; and Entrepreneurial Skills including Basics of Career Development.

The programme is aimed at training about 540 youths from state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It is expected that about 20,000 Nigerians will benefit from the programme. for the first phase of the programme commences on 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 guidelines can be found on the NITDA Academy website: https://academy.nitda.gov.ng/public/digital-skills

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is a Federal Government Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. NITDA was established in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy as well as coordinate general IT development and in the country. Specifically, Section 6(a, b, & m) of the NITDA Act, 2007 mandates NITDA to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and of Information Technology practices, activities and systems ; provide guidelines to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of appropriate infrastructure for information technology and systems application and development for public and private sectors, urban-rural development, the economy and the government; and accelerate internet and intranet penetration and promote sound internet Governance by effect to the Second Schedule of the Act.

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