Two hundred and twenty-seven less-privileged people and orphans have received free one-month computer training for self reliance organised by a group of corps members serving in Yobe State.
During the graduation ceremony of the beneficiaries, head of the group, Dahiru Abdu said aim for the training was to build and improve the capacity of the vulnerable group on Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for societal development.
“The training is also in a bid to challenge the youth to become active citizens in performing their social responsibilities in Yobe state alongside the bid to make them ICT conscious and economically independent,” he stated.
According to the group leader, they are dedicated to finding solutions to critical societal problems by contributing to the work of ICT vocational entrepreneurship and community development.
The beneficiaries were taught computer appreciation, data processing and information technology, English Language proficiency as well as JAMB computer-based test training.
“During the training, we have encountered so many problems in the process of delivering our development training and these problems range from lack of good generating sets, inadequate computers, electric regulators, projectors among others,” Abdu disclosed.
The best graduating student, Fatima Umar Gaidam, was awarded a free scholarship to study in any university of her choice, courtesy of the former Yobe State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Saleh Aliyu Bagare.
Meanwhile, 24 computer sets, one power generating set plus the sum of N200,000 were donated to the group by guests who graced the occasion.