The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says N-knowledge, one of the components of N-Power will soon kicks off across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq said the N-Knowledge was focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital job market.
” N-Power (N-Knowledge) programme will 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.
She noted that the training component was targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development and Hardware training which would be catalyzed to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development.
According to her, “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,” the Ministry disclosed.
Umar Farouq added that at the end of the programme, qualified trainees would be awarded their certificates and attestations.
‘N-knowledge to commence soon’- Humanitarian Minister