Daily Trust (Abuja)

12 November 2012

Nigeria: Ministry Launches Student Computer Ownership Scheme

The Ministry of Communication Technology in conjunction with NITDA has launched a new scheme called the Students Computer Ownership scheme.

Minister of Communication Technology Mrs Omobola Johnson who delivered a speech at the launch appealed to the students to participate positively in the newly launched initiative.

Mrs Omobola Johnson, said the scheme will provide job opportunities and employment spaces for the students and public at large. Having worked with two other ministries namely the Ministry for Youth Development and the Ministry of Education, the minister talked about the progression of easy penetration of the computer world by the country at large.

She disapproved the below five percent of Nigerian citizens out of 167million as having access to computers, and urged every student and university not to be the weakest link in the newly launched scheme chain.

Also speaking at the event, Minister of Youth Development Mal. Inuwa Abdulkadir, appealed to the students to ensure they put the newly collected computers into judicial and not criminal uses.

"Youth development is a multicultural activity which is carried out also by the youths themselves," he said.

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