Nigeria to Train 3 Million Youth in Digital Skills

Nigeria to train 3 million youths in digital skills (PHOTO: Voice of Nigeria)
Nigeria to Train 3 Million Youths in Digital Skills (PHOTO: Voice of Nigeria)

In a significant move, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has unveiled plans to train 3 million young Nigerians in digital skills.

The initiative follows a structured “1%-10%-100% Implementation Rule” to ensure its success while managing costs effectively.

Tijani explained this rule by saying, “The ‘1%-10%-100% Implementation Rule’ starts small and gradually increases the scope as the projects progress.” He added that the number 1 represents “Prototyping,” 10 denotes “Piloting,” and 100 signifies “Scaling.”

Applying this rule, the program is set to roll out in three phases. In the initial “Prototyping” stage, the first three months will see 30,000 Nigerians undergo training.

Following that, the “Piloting” phase, spanning 3 to 12 months, will aim to train 300,000 participants. The “Scaling” phase, which extends over 12 to 36 months, has the ambitious target of reaching 3 million trainees.

The program covers a range of digital skills, including Digital Marketing, Project Management Software, Cloud platform navigation, Data Analysis and Visualization, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), CRM Management, Accounting Software, Graphics Design, and UX/UI Design.

Dr. Tijani emphasized the practicality of this program, stating, “This approach will allow us to detect flaws through thorough testing, evaluation, and gradual scaling, with the aim of successfully implementing projects and initiatives that will drive Nigeria towards digital transformation and economic growth.”

He further highlighted that this method reduces risks and integrates user feedback, fostering collaboration and stakeholder coordination.

The launch of the program’s first phase, with applications opening on October 13, 2023, signals the start of a significant effort to equip Nigerian youth with essential digital skills.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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Well, My name is there already, I'm a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, studying Mass Communication: Public Relations and Advertising.

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