As a move to enhance tech knowledge in the country and also to suppress gender biasness, the Ondo State Government has resumed the four-week summer ICT training for 100 secondary school girls.
At the opening ceremony, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the First Lady emphasized the need to train the girl child and said further that “Imparting knowledge of the ICT to the girls on Ondo state carries all importance and priority in this digital age” and that “it will broaden the horizon of these young women and place them strategically in the world”.
The program was organized by the state government in collaboration with SAO Capital Limited, an ICT firm.
Participants of the ICT training include female students from twenty-five secondary schools in Akure, Ondo state. The state government has confirmed the venue to take place at the Public Service Institute, Ilara, Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Gov. Akeredolu noted that the innovation would encourage the girls to pursue careers in science and technology. “As the world continues to rely on information and communications technologies, it has become crucial that the voice of our young women is represented in the digital world”, he said.
According to Mr. Tope Runsewa, representative of SAO Limited, trainings at the venue will include: computer appreciation, Introduction to Microsoft office suite, Corel Draw among others.
This is a great move by the Ondo state government. If you are a female in Ondo state, you should take advantage of the ICT training. The world is getting digital; you shouldn’t deny yourself an opportunity if you come across one.
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