The Federal Government, through the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says it has empowered about 16,000 girls in Katsina State with digital literacy, skills, and entrepreneurship.

The Master of the trainer of the Nigerian learning passport Dr. Babangida Zubairu, disclosed this at the end of a training session at the Katsina State School of Nursing, Katsina.

According to him, the exercise started with the training of 2,000 teachers, to step down the training to pupils and other secondary school students in the state.

Zubairu explained that last week another training of about 5,000 female students of some selected secondary and primary schools, and also out-of-school girls within the state was conducted.

According to Zubairu, the training is aimed at promoting digital literacy, digital skills, and entrepreneurship of female students in Nigeria.

He noted that at the end of the training, each participant is expected to be enrolled in three different courses in Nigeria’s learning passport program adding that,  by the time they finish the courses, the participants would be issued with a certificate signed by the Federal Ministry of Education, UNICEF, and Microsoft.

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