NYSC Collaborates ICT Firm To Train Corps Members On Computer Skills – The National Youth Service Corps has stated that it will keep using ICT solutions to improve the worth and employability skills of Corps Members. This was disclosed by the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, today at the Maitama, Abuja, National Directorate Headquarters during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with New Horizons Systems Solutions Ltd.
According to Ahmed, every effort should be made to provide Corps Members with the knowledge and instruction that would increase their chances of becoming independent and active participants in the development of the national economy.
The Director General continued by saying that one of the goals of his administration is to reduce youth unemployment, and one of the focus areas of his administration is the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program.
“We shall play our part by providing the enabling environment for the smooth implementation of this partnership. Under this MoU, we shall put into effective use, the ICT sections of the NYSC Skill Centres in Ekiti, Gombe, Nasarawa, Ogun and Yobe States as well as others for the benefits of the Corps Members and Members of the host communities“, he added.
General Ahmed urged all Corps members to take advantage of the training opportunity in order to develop their independence and capacity to create jobs.
Earlier, General Ahmed was congratulated on his appointment as the new Director General of the Scheme by Mr. Tom Akano, Managing Director of New Horizons Systems Solutions Ltd. He complimented the NYSC Management for refocusing the Program to give Corps Members highly relevant digital skills in the industrial space.
According to Akano, the Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) between the two
organizations would cover critical thinking, critical analysis, and the development of the SAED Learning Portal, which would allow Corps Members with vocational training and skills to market their goods globally.
As part of the organization’s contributions to the commemoration of NYSC’s 50th Anniversary, he also pledged to donate 1,000 ICT books.