FG begins N-Knowledge Programme in 6 Zones
This is significant because the trainees will be introduced to Life-Skills and attitude re-orientation, work ethics while rules of engagement are also exposed to them. Federal government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has commenced the N-Knowledge Programme in the six geo-political and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with 20,000 beneficiaries.
The minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made this public through a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary Bashir Nura Alkali.
N-Knowledge is a component of the N-Power Programme focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs for both the domestic and global digital job markets. N-Power (N-Knowledge) is designed to upskill 20,000 young Nigerians on the global radar as exporters of world-class services and content in the creative and information technology sectors. She said the training component is targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development and hardware training which will be catalysed to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development.
Farouq said, “It will develop the skills and capacities along the skills set in the value chain of mobile apps and website development while boosting the talent development effort for the growth of information technology industry in Nigeria.” “The programme consists of centralized in-camp training for 3 months with a 6-month apprenticeship across the 6 geo-political zones. A total of 20,000 beneficiaries will participate in the programme,” she stated.
The minister said at the end of the programme, qualified trainees would be awarded their certificates and attestations. The trainees will be introduced to different schedules that will definitely make them more informed and ready for the global competitions in the global market. This is significant because the trainees will be introduced to Life-Skills and attitude re-orientation, work ethics while rules of engagement are also exposed to them.