UNIPORT Trains Youths, Children In Emerging Digital Technologies

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Owunari Georgewill has reiterated the importance of equipping children with contemporary technical and digital skills in order to make them relevant to the present dispensation.

Prof Owunari stated this at the Graduation and Awards ceremony of the “Catch Them Young” – Digital Boot Camp, organized by Uniport’s Centre for Information and Telecommunication Engineering (CITE), in collaboration with the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) for youths and children recently at the University of Port Harcourt.

He said the Catch Them Young programme would yield positive results, especially as the world was evolving and embracing digital innovations and technologies.

He commended the Federal government through the Director General of NITDA for collaborating with the University of Port Harcourt.

The Vice-Chancellor also remarked that the training organized by the Centre was in tandem with his vision for a ‘Total Education’ for both adults, Youths and children; and commended respective parents for releasing their children for such intensive training.

He also encouraged the graduates to make judicious use of their newly acquired digital skills to create a better life for themselves and their families.

Speaking at the event, the Director General of the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa, who was ably represented by the Zonal Coordinator, South-South, Dr Sam Gambo, said the Federal Government through the NITDA STEM Bootcamp for kids has trained commendable number of youths on emerging digital skills across the nation.

He added, “We commend the University of Port Harcourt for collaborating with us and making sure that the future of our children is safe”.





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