Digital Literacy: NITDA Trains People Living With Disabilities In Kano

In an effort to promote inclusiveness in the drive of Digital Literacy for all Nigerians, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) under the supervision of Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, commences a five day training on “Office Automation and Technoprenuership” for 30 persons living with various forms of disabilities in Kano State.

The training programme which is targeted at enhancing the digital job creation, one of NITDA’s pillars of 2017-2020 Road Map will support the physically challenged in the society and prepare them independent and self-reliant.

The Head, NITDA North-West Zonal Office, Mallam Sheikh Abubakar Lawal who was at the venue of the training to welcome the beneficiaries advised them to take the learning very serious because they are “lucky to be selected among over 300 applicants that applied for the training.”

He said, “I will advise you to pay serious attention to what they are teaching you so it can be beneficial to you and to also make you become financially independent. You are to know the value that the Agency attached to training the special people like you; so the training is not for you to go home and dump it; rather you are expected to build on what you have learnt here. Make sure you use the opportunities and put face value to what you learnt.

One of the trainees who is 400 level student of Department of Special Education, Bayero University, Kano, Mr. Sanusi Musa Sabongida while expressing his expectation at the end of the training programme said that he is looking up to a training that would increase his knowledge of computer usage.

He said, “I expect at the end of training I will be able to manipulate computer. You know many people with disabilities do not have access to computer and do not know how to operate it, so I wish the training will increase my knowledge on how to perform some online activities and other day-to-day internet transaction.”

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