Facii Justin, Jalingo
In a bid to check unemployment in the country, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology in partnership with Taraba state government yesterday begin training of 3,000 youths in Taraba.
The training which is aimed at preparing participants mostly youths on how to access jobs online and use Information and Communication Technology, ICT to make a living kicked off yesterday with 1000 participants.
Speaking at the opening ceremony held at the Taraba State University Auditorium, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Alhassan Hamman said the programme was part of Governor Darius Ishaku’s determination to create jobs for the teeming youths of the state.
He noted that ICT is today ruling the world and urged participants to take the training very seriously to make a living, adding that with ICT the youths stand to make between 1000 and 4000 dollars monthly.
Hamman said the governor was ready to do more for the people of the state, saying plans are on the way to develop the capacity of youths to meet the challenges of the information world.
On his part, Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Amos Wamai said the programme was aimed at creating a platform for participants to access jobs online and make a living using ICT.
“With the advent of technology there is need to train youths to be abreast with challenges of information and communication technology and this is what we are doing in partnership with the federal government to make our youths useful to themselves and the society,” he said.
Wamai urged the participants to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the government and learn the skills at the workshop provide to help them in their endeavours.
Participants at the workshop commended the federal and state government for exposing them to skills that can make them self-reliant.