The Ogun State Office of Information Technology, in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency, has begun training 80 selected girls from 40 public and private primary and secondary schools in Ogun State. ‘Abeokuta.
The training aims to raise the level of education in information and communication technologies.
The Governor’s Special Advisor on Information, Communications and Technology, Mr. Dayo Abiodun, while declaring open a four-day training for pupils and students at Ogun Tech Hub, Kobape, Abeokuta, said the training was organized to commemorate the year 2022 International Girls in ICT Day, labeled “Access and Security”.
Abiodun, in a statement signed by ILO Chief Information Officer, Ms. Olayinka Ezema, noted that training was imperative to ensure that girls and young women thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering , mathematics and ICT, thus giving them the necessary impetus to be competitive in the world of technology, while improving their socio-economic status.
He said, “The world is digitalized and we need to encourage our young women to actively participate in the development of ICT in the state, empower themselves and contribute to the socio-economic growth of the state. This is our goal and we will not back down as a government to make it happen. »
According to him, the training would inspire the girl to venture into the field of information technology by teaching basic programming blocks, web development and digital electronics to girls aged seven to 15 in 40 schools across the country. ‘Abeokuta as a pilot program. .
Taking the floor, the Special Assistant, ICT, Mr. Olakunle Akibola said that the state government will not hesitate to expose the youth, especially girls, to digital knowledge beneficial for the economic growth of the country. State.
He said the training was a learning curve to build the capacity of young women and prepare them for their various future careers.
In her contribution, the Director of Regulation, Planning and Statistics, Ms. Olatundun Adekunte, advised them to focus during the training period to acquire the required knowledge on digital literacy, which would help in providing solutions to challenges encountered in their daily lives. daytime activities.
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