USD180m to boost ICT skills
DEVELOPMENT| Sept. 18, 2012, 2:23 p.m.
The Nigerian Government and the World Bank have earmarked USD180 million for a project to increase local ICT skills.
The partnership aims to train Nigerian graduates to improve their ICT and business skills and make them more employable.
The Federal Government has set itself a goal of creating millions more jobs. In the latest initiative, the Federal Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Ministry of Communications Technology and the Outsourcing Development Initiative of Nigeria, unemployed graduates are being trained and introduced to potential employers in a range of sectors.
In line with the initiative, Access Nigeria, a World Bank supported programme, staged a Job and Career Fair in Lagos last week, where graduates and employers could network with a view to recruitment.
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