Akun (Nasarawa State) – Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya, Karu, Nasarawa State, on Sunday inaugurated a computer training centre to enable youths to acquire computer knowledge.
Soja-Anyembugu , who inaugurated the centre in Akun Development Area of the state, urged the youths to take advantage of the free computer training to acquire computer knowledge.
He said the computer centre would enable the children of poor to acquire computer knowledge so as to be able to take computer-based examinations.
“ICT knowledge is needed by all, especially the students because one cannot sit for JAMB, post UTME without having computer knowledge.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“That is why it has become imperative for the youths and other Nigerians to acquire computer knowledge in order to be self-reliant and to contribute their quota to national development.
“One cannot be a teacher, a lecturer, a banker, an engineer and even work in other professions successfully without being computer literate, hence the need for the centre to enable the people to have the computer knowledge,’’ he said.
Soja-Anyembugu said he set up the centre to boost the standard of education and reduce the burden of parents.
He called on the people of the community and its environs to take advantage of the free computer programme.
The cleric called on Nigerians, especially youths to be law abiding, respect constituted authority and to live in peace irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation.
In their separate remarks, Sen. Solomom Ewuga and Mr Labaran Maku, the former Minister of Information, urged the people to take advantage of the centre and acquire computer knowledge because of its importance to the society.
They also assured the cleric of their preparedness to make the centre effective at all times.
Responding on behalf of others, Mr Thomas Nicodemus, commended the initiator for the gesture, and called on other spirited individuals to emulate him. (NAN)