TECHNOLOGY

Girls in ICT Day: NITDA Harps On Need For Active Participation of Women and Girls_Ada Nkong

The need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in ICT, the world’s has been Emphasized.The National information technology development agency NITDA ,as it joins the rest of the world to celebrate girls in ICT day is drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women to participate actively in the ICT sector of our economy.
A statement signed by Mrs Hadiza Umar Head Corporate affairs and external reations ,NITDA, the agency says the anticipated skills shortfall of over two million persons in the sector is an opportunity for women and girls to launch a successful career in ICT.
“With technology playing vital role in all manner of careers, from Arts to Social Sciences, and from Law to History, to Graphic Design, learning ICT skills at a young age will set girls up for economic independence. Furthermore, the ICT sector needs more girls and women and celebrating a day like this reminds us that ICT helps to improve the lives of people everywhere. It contributes significantly towards better healthcare, better environmental management, better communication, and better educational systems that transform the way children and adults learn”
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According to her ,NITDA ,has embarked on series of Capacity Building programmes for women and girls across the country. This she said has become very important in the face of present reality.
“The world is about to witness unprecedented changes in ways and manners we do things. Therefore, no segment of our population should be left behind in the new world order”.
NITDA said this years celebration of Girls in ICT should serve as a catalyst to achieving more in the area of developing ICT skills in women and girls.
“The Girls in ICT Day provides an opportunity to reinforce our resolve and review our strategy to include sensitization and awareness creation among different stakeholders in this regard”
.The day is marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April and this year’s celebration falls on the 23rd April, 2020.

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