200,000 students in Nigeria, others to be trained by Google

200,000 students in Nigeria, others to be trained by Google

Two hundred thousand students will be trained in digital skills by Google

This was disclosed by the head of Google brand and reputation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde

Makinde says the students will be trained for a period of one year

Google has said it will be training 200,000 students in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in digital skills for a period of one year.

The disclosure was made by the head of Google brand and reputation, Sub -saharan Africa, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde.

According to Makinde, the training programmes seek to improve children’s confidence in interacting with computers and their overall confidence and willingness to try new things.

She said: “With growing internet penetration across Africa, and the increasing trend of kids interacting online, Google believes it is important to provide helpful information to children and parents to enable them to take appropriate measures to stay safe online.

“The training takes learnings from Google’s Be Internet Awesome campaign and the content is carefully drafted to provide helpful tips to kids and parents, and information on useful tools like Google’s Family Link.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that another Nigerian in tech, Abdulhakim Bashir, on Wednesday, October 9, became the winner of another international competition.

He won in the Artificial Intelligence category of the Startup Innovation competition which was put together by the Dubai’s World Trade Centre.

It should be noted that the competition was borne out of the need to stir up the innovativeness in young owners of startups.

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