The Youth Are Taking Over

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Cross section of participants at the on the 1st day of the MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training at MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training For Youths In Oyo State, at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

It’s a fact – The future is here, it is digital, it is young and it is vibrant! Hundreds of energized young participants in Oyo state flexed their new found ICT and business skills as they competed in groups at MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training for youths of Oyo State on Thursday, June 28th, 2018.

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Cross section of participants at the on the 1st day of the MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training at MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training For Youths In Oyo State, at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The participants had just undergone over nine hours of training by energetic ICT and Business experts and they were brimming with confidence that was infectious. They were ready to face the digital future armed with all they learned at the training. “The youth are taking over.”, those were the words of Mr. Saheed Oladele, Director, Media and Strategy who was representing the Minister for Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, at MTN Foundation’s pilot phase of the ICT & Business Skills Training for Youth in Oyo State.

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L-R: Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma; Special Adviser on ICT to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Niyi Ajao; Participant, Abubakar Hassan; Mr. Saheed Oladele, Director, Media and Strategy for the Honourable Minister for Communications and Director, MTN Foundation, Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga at MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training For Youths In Oyo State, at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

He was not joking, neither were the participants who had been tutored by the facilitators from KPMG; Digital Bridge Institute (DBI); Oracle and BMI; at the Olola Ogunlana Hall, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State. The participants were better equipped for the future!

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Cross section of participants at MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training For Youths In Oyo State, at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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The energy and the ideas brimming out of that hall after the training proved that the initiative was well needed. The applicants came up with amazing ideas to solve situational problems that required ICT and business skills to solve. When the winning group was declared, that section of the hall turned into a mini-party. The excitement from putting to use all they had learnt was palpable. It was a great day for the people in the hall that evening.

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Cross section of participant-winners jubilating at MTN Foundation’s ICT and Business Skills Training For Youths In Oyo State, at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

 

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