Ahead of the envisaged signing into law of the Nigeria Peace Corps Establishment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, training for officers of the organization on digital literacy has kick-started in Abuja.
The first leg of the training on digital literacy training started on Tuesday, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a United Kingdom-based ASQ Development and Training Company.
National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Prof. Dickson Akoh, signed on behalf of his organization while Mr Samson Adeosun endorsed the MoU for the UK-based company.
Addressing journalists on the development, Akoh hinted that the ICT instructors from the United Kingdom-based Company would establish centres in the six geo-political zones of the country to enable the company to undertake effective training of the participants.
Prof. Akor added that out of the membership strength of over 187,000 comprising regular members and volunteers, no fewer than 15,000 have already registered for the training.
According to Akoh, most of his members are university graduates of different disciplines, and equipping them with digital literacy skills, will no doubt sufficiently prepare them to discharge their responsibilities in line with the core mandate of the organization.
Akoh explained that the training would take off this weekend across the country and that the courses would include an introduction to computer information technology, an introduction to working with computers and devices, an introduction to working with software applications, an introduction to the internet, networks and networking basics etc.