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ICT training for 5,000 youths nationwide

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE National Directorate of Employment said it has registered 4,790 youths across the country for training in information and computer technology and other vocations that will make them be self-reliant.

The State Coordinator of NDE, Mrs. Buchi Ojei, who made this known at the take-off of the programme in Enugu yesterday, explained that about 130 youths in the state would benefit from the scheme, which also include training in networking and computer repairs.

Others are graphics and animation, graphic arts and designs, satellite installation and maintenance, e-marketing, desktop publishing among others.

She said that the training would also be offered in social skills, such as event management, interior decoration, oratory and comedy, environmental and waste management.

Ojei said that the beneficiaries would acquire marketable skills during the training, which would change their status from being unemployed to employers of labour in a short time, adding that the emphasis of NDE was to make youths to be self-reliant.

“The emphasis on self-employment stems from the advantages associated with managing your business as it suits you, opening and closing at convenient times and enjoying all the profits alone,” she added.


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