By Emmanuel Elebeke
The Amnesty programme put together for the re-integration of Ex-militants back into the mainstream of normal socio-economic and political lifestyle in Nigeria finally yielded fruits as all the delegates last week, under the ICT training at New Horizons Systems Solutions, Nigeria graduated as Hardware Engineers.
With the graduation, the graduands have become IT savvy and are on the path of specializing in different IT skills like Networking, IT Security, Multimedia/Web and Hardware Engineering.
The delegates successfully assembled desktop and laptop computers from basic components of a computer and named it Amnesty.
The aim of the amnesty programme was first to re-habilitate, re-orientate, re-train and re-integrate the once disenchanted youths of the Niger Delta regions with a view to bringing succour and lasting peace to the area.
Managing Director of New Horizons, Mr. Akano, who spoke on phone said that “youth empowerment and entrepreneurship is the way by which the various arms of government can eradicate poverty and reduce unemployment.
“We are very excited about the turnaround in the learning capabilities of the delegates at our centre, without their cooperation we couldn’t have achieved these results,” he added
Delegates were trained in various aspects of ICT such as CompTIA A+, ICT Fundamentals, Web Design and Multimedia, N+ and IT Security. There are about 19 ex-militants at the centre running a four months training with the possibility of an extended period for specialization.