The Federal Government has launched the Digital Nigeria Mobile Application and Portal consistent with the Digital Nigeria Programme initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 19, 2020.
The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE), Dr Isa Ali Pantami floated the cellular software yesterday at a digital occasion.
During the launch, Pantami acknowledged that the ministry was collaborating with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Microsoft to offer Nigerians easy accessibility to progressive digital abilities.
We are championing a paradigm shift that lays emphasis on abilities, instead of merely having levels with out abilities. Degrees are solely meant to validate abilities, it is a rising development throughout the globe.
Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy
“The digital literacy and skills pillar recognises the fact that citizens are the greatest assets in any economy, including the digital economy. It will support the development of a large pool of digitally literate and digitally skilled citizens,” he added.
The Digital Nigeria cellular app/portal has been launched barely three days to Nigeria’s 60-year Anniversary and Independence Day celebration on October 1.
Whether you’re a scholar, entrepreneur or job-seeker, listed here are 5 issues you are able to do with the Digital Nigeria cellular app:
1. Enrol for Up to 27 ICT Courses
After registering for the Digital Nigeria programme by means of the mobile app or portal, it is possible for you to to undertake as much as 27 totally different ICT programs on the platform. The programs vary from Basic Computer data to Microsoft Office, Data Science and Networking.
The ICT programs are grouped into three sections – Basic Digital Skills, Intermediate Digital Skills and Advanced Digital Skills. There are 14 programs accessible for primary digital abilities, 5 programs for intermediate and eight programs for superior digital abilities.
Course content material contains quick movies and Microsoft PowerPoint displays. Both will be downloaded to your cell phone for later examine or reference.
Average course period is about 30 minutes, and you may take the programs at your personal tempo. While on the app, you want solely click on on ‘Add Courses’ to start studying.
2. Gain Digital Skills At Zero Cost
In Nigeria, many individuals normally don’t enrol for on-line programs due to the prices related to it. Popular world e-learning platforms equivalent to Udemy, Coursera and edX require customers to pay a specified payment for every course they wish to undertake.
However, the Digital Nigeria cellular app allows you to ability up with out having to pay a stipulated quantity. All programs accessible on the platform are fully free.
All you want is ample information and good web connection.
3. Enrol For Business and Finance Courses
You can enrol for as much as 14 enterprise and finance programs to develop your potential as an Entrepreneur utilizing the Digital Nigeria cellular app.
These programs are grouped underneath the “Entrepreneurial Skills” part on the platform. Courses together with learn how to construct your online business, discover the market, perceive monetary dangers and develop your workforce are all accessible.
4. Acquire Soft Skills
Under the “Soft Skills” part of the Digital Nigeria cellular app, you’ll be able to register for 2 programs – How to seek out your dream job and Resumes.
There is at all times an ongoing debate concerning the employability of Nigerian graduates and job seekers. Lots of this has stemmed from the lack of common job seekers to focus on the precise jobs appropriate to their abilities in addition to their incapacity to market themselves correctly whereas making use of for such jobs.
Therefore, the programs on this part cowl learn how to write practical, scholar and chronological resumes in addition to learn how to draft spectacular cowl letters and adequately put together for job interviews.
5. Obtain a Free Certificate of Completion
The Digital Nigeria cellular app additionally lets you get a Certificate of Completion which is completely free. Once you have got accomplished all examine supplies for a particular course, you can be required to take an examination.
You need to move the examination to have the ability to unlock your Certificate of Completion. Upon success within the examination, you’ll be able to simply receive your on-line certificates courtesy of Digital Nigeria and Microsoft.
While talking additional concerning the Digital Nigeria cellular app, Pantami stated: “We will keep updating the course offerings to reflect global trends. The Digital Nigeria Programme will provide a platform to empower Nigerians to develop relevant skills and build innovative solutions to address challenges within.”
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