flagged off a 5-day free Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training for 100 youths selected from Tafa, Suleja and Gurara local government areas of the State.

The training titled: Computer Fundamentals and the Internet of Things Overview commenced on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the FUT, Minna Study Centre, Suleja.

Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor, accompanied by other Principal Officers of the University said the free ICT training was geared at equipping youths in the State with the pre-requisite ICT knowledge needed in the 21st century to excel in life, adding that the University is committed to training of skilled manpower that would transform the natural resources of the country.
Prof. Akanji stated that the world is driven by ICT and urged the participants to take the training serious in order to earn the University certificate. He disclosed that the institution’s ICT experts would put them through all the nitty-gritty of ICT and computer usage.
“With this training, we have formed a friendship with you and we will monitor your progress after this training,” the VC stated.

The Don expressed appreciation to the Suleja Emirate Council for donating the Study Centre to the University and assured them that the University is doing everything possible towards ensuring that the Centre is put into active use.

Delivering his address, the Emir of Suleja, HRH. Mallam Muhammadu Awwal Ibrahim, CON commended the University for initiating the free ICT programme for some selected youths in the State, adding that the Emirate Council is pleased with the community development programme of the University.

The Emir who was represented by the District Head of Bagama, Alhaji M.B. Yunusa stated that the free ICT training introduced by the University would make the youths in the State to be fully engaged towards contributing their quota to the development of the State and the country at large.

The Royal Father advised the youths to pay rapt attention to the training, noting that the ICT training has the power to improve their fortunes in life and urged them to take full advantage of the training to enhance their skills.

“You must be good ambassadors of this Emirate Council and the State. Remember that many people wanted to be here but they could not; you should count yourselves lucky. I expect you all to gain the knowledge and use it to better the community,” the Monarch urged.

In his goodwill message, the Vice-Chancellor designate of the institution, Prof. Abdullahi Bala congratulated the participants, adding that the training is a mark of promise being delivered by the University.

Prof. Bala informed participants that FUT, Minna is one of the leading universities in Nigeria, saying that the University is first among specialised universities in Nigeria, fifth in Nigeria and 45th in Africa.

He stated that the participants are lucky to have the University certificate and urged them to use the training to improve their knowledge of ICT.

The VC designate applauded the participants for being worthy ambassadors of the Suleja Emirate Council and prayed that the training would bring a source of employment for them.

Also speaking at the event, the former Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Hon. Engr. Mukhtar Mohammed Ahmed thanked the University for giving back to the community through the free ICT training, while disclosing that the training would go a long way in empowering the youths of the State.

Earlier in his opening remark, the Ag. Director, Information and Technology Services (ITS), FUT, Minna, Dr. Adamu Mohammed said the free ICT training was aimed at developing the ICT and computer knowledge of the participants so that they would be useful to the society. He disclosed that the training is part of the University’s corporate social responsibility to the three selected local government areas of the State.

Dr. Adamu encouraged the participants to take full advantage of the training to improve their skills of ICT by being attentive during the training while expressing appreciation to the University Management for supporting the programme.

The 5-day free ICT training was organised by the ITS Unit of the University.


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