Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) 2020/2021 Digital Skills Acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership (DEEL) Skills Training of 500,000 Shortlisted Applicants has begun across the 6 Geo Political Zones, see more details below.
This is to inform the General Public about the 2020/2021 Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Digital Skills Training which is under the initiative called A New DEEL for the Nigerian Youth. See more details under.
FMYSD is set to scale up its digital skills training to cover 500,000 youth across the country after securing funding under the COVID-19 stimulus budget.
Quick Fact about FMYSD Digital Skills Training of 500,000 Shortlisted Applicants
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) training, under the initiative called A New DEEL for the Nigerian Youth, was conceived last year and was meant to being in December 2019 but was placed on hold due to lack of funding to fully implement its components. DEEL is Digital Skills Acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership.
According to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who revealed that “through the stimulus plan budget under President Muhammadu Buhari we can now implement 65-75 per cent of DEEL concentrating on digital skills acquisition to bridge the existing gap we have in the area of technology.
The free IBM and Microsoft training in partnership with the Ministry are ongoing and accessible through the ministry’s sites while a partnership with Google will soon be activated to train youth.
States in the six geopolitical zones have been selected for the first phase of Coding for Nigerian youth where each youth undergoes three months training in coding and is given a laptop to commence work upon completion of the training.
Benefits of FMYSD 2020/2021 Digital Skills Training
The ministry will train youth in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Mobile Device Repairs Training, Coding, Data Collection and other technologically oriented aspects.
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