1000 girls trained in ICT

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– Huawei  Technologies, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has trained 1,000 girls, according Mrs Omobola Johnson, Minister of Information and Communications Technology.

Omobola, made this known during an interactive session newsmen in , said that initiative, which is in collaboration Ministry of Communications Technology, would existing gap between and men in ICT.

She also said that the programme would stem the tide of unfilled vacancies.

have the capacity perform just as well as men so our scope should not be limited.

“There is need for more be in ICT in order cut down the gap; statistics show that only about 32 per cent of girls are into ICT.

“This programme and other programmes involving girls and women are focused bringing more women into ICT so that even unemployment in this area will be tackled as there will be more skilled hands.’’

The minister advised the trainees to make the most of the opportunity and them to sensitise others about the importance of ICT and its impact so that they would get interested.

The minister also used the opportunity to urge other companies in the ICT sector to partner government so that more girls could be trained.
According to her, if 10 companies like Samsung and others each train 1,000 girls like Huawei, about 10,000 girls would have been empowered at the end of each programme.

A of the management team of Huawei spoke condition of anonymity, said  that the company’ collaboration government the company’ way of giving back to the country.

“We are fulfilling our corporate social responsibility to the country and not only that, through this programme, we also get the human resources we need.’’

Some of the trainees, spoke pledged to utilise the skills gathered for their good and the of the country.

trainee, Miss Bridget Kalu, a graduate of accountancy, said she would want to go further after the training to learn more about ICT in systems.

The initiative is of the gender programmes initiated by the  ministry, to build technical and job-ready ICT skills among unemployed youths.

NAN reports 200 of the most promising girls would receive further training and certification as Data Centre Operators. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]