National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA), and Centre for Information and Technology Development (CITAD), has commissioned the School of Network Community (SCN), an initiative designed to connect people from different communities and promote access to internet especially in rural areas across the country.
Speaking during the virtual commissioning of the Second Phase of the SCN Project, the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, disclosed that 50 out of the 200 participants in the ongoing School of Community Network (SCN) Project will receive a Diploma in Advanced IT across 10 communities in 10 states.
Inuwa who was represented by Mr. Preye Itonyo, Deputy Director, Digital Economy Development Department said, “This training, starting from today will span a period of 3 weeks. The first 2 weeks will be dedicated to training on the basics of IT and upon completion, you will all receive certificates in IT”.
“Subsequently, you will all be subjected to an examination and the best 50 participants from all the select communities will be shortlisted to participate in the Advanced Class which will be completed on the third week”.
“This means that only five of you within each community will be shortlisted for the advanced class. Once the advanced class completes, all participants will receive a Diploma in Advanced IT”, Inuwa explained.
He added that the second phase of this project is a sequel to the first phase and the trainees that were trained during the first phase will transfer knowledge to 20 participants in 10 communities across 10 different states.
The project which is taking place in Kano, Jigawa, Kwara, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Bauchi, Borno, Kastina, and Gombe states will have about 360 people trained in one month