Digital Skills Training: NITDA Opens Online Portal for Persons With Disability

TECHDIGEST – The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has opened an online portal inviting Nigerians from the South-South region and living with disability to apply for a 5-day training program on digital skills and entrepreneurship.

The Agency’s Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, who announced this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja, said the capacity building program would take place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

It is in line with the actualization of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) mandate of attaining 95 percent digital literacy by 2030.

The statement explained that program is the combination of execution of two initiatives from the seven NITDA’s Strategic RoadMap and Action Plan (SRAP 2021-2024), which are Digital Transformation and Digital Literacy and Skills.

It stated that Digital Transformation enables the facilitation of digital inclusion program for people living with disabilities (PLWDs) and other digitally excluded people aimed at increasing the level of digitization and digitalization across both public and private sectors.

“Digital Literacy and Skills is focused on massive training of Nigerians from all works of life to increase the rate of digital literacy and skills among Nigerians and create a pool of global competitive human capital towards the drive of digital transformation in the public and private sector.

The two pillars promote the creation of capacity building schemes for digital entrepreneurship”, the statement added.

Interested participant are advised to apply by filling the application form on http://plwd.nitda.gov.ng beginning from 10 a.m. on Tuesday 11th January 2022 and to close by midnight of Tuesday 18th January 2022.

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