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No fewer than 300 residents of Imo State are currently being trained on digital technology, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools.
The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Prof. Boniface Nworgu, who made this disclosure to The Eastern Updates on Thursday morning, said the training was for those desirous of improving their knowledge in the modern digital world.
Nworgu, a Professor of Physics Education and former Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), said the state government, had sealed a deal with a certified global digital institution, CISCO, on the training programme.
He said: ‘The SkillUpprogramme of Governor Hope Uzodinma has commenced. About 300,000 will be trained in modern ICT. The governor is passionate about science and technology, starting from school level.’
He assured of governments commitment to qualitative education, saying the present administration in the state has done a lot in the sector to boost learning and address some of the challenges.
In another report, Governor Uzodinma had over received the Diamond Award from the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE), Owerri.
Chijioke Okwele, executive secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), said the governor was given the award in honour of his selfless contribution to the institution during the 60th anniversary celebration of the school.
In his remarks at the event, Okwele praised the governor’s contributions to winning the federal government’s approval to transform the citadel of learning into a federal university of education.
He, further, urged the governor to intensify efforts to actualise the dream of making the school a full-fledged varsity.
Also, the Provost of the institution, Dr. Stella Lemchi, in her address commended the governor for reclaiming their land illegally acquired by former government officials in the state.