The North East Development Commission, says it has established ICT Training Centers within higher institutions in Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi States.
The North East Development Commission , added that its existing training centers at various universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, have also been revamped.
According to Mr. Abba Musa, the establishment and rehabilitation of the ICT Centre were in line with the vision of NEDC to build a 21st Century.
North East Region with a robust ICT local content-driven industry that delivers social and economic cervices, in a manner that enhances safety, stimulates wealth creation and guarantees environmental sustainability.
Musa, Head, Corporate Affairs at the Commission, made this known in ‘North East Development Commission Report card for the out-going year 2020’, obtained by Dandal Kura Radio International.
He said the centers are expected to train youth, yearly, in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Computer Appreciation, Digital Graphics Design and Smartphone Management and Repairs.
The Commission also comprehensively equipped a Molecular Laboratory in Bauchi State. The lab was certified by the NCDC and is been used for screening and testing for COVID-19, Lassa Fever and other viral diseases.
Musa, further said, the Commission, within the year under review, established the North-East Development Commission Education Endowment Fund for the purpose of building the human capital of member states in the Region.
Scholarships shall be granted to candidates at the Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degree levels, across all the North-East States he revealed.