AfDB partners FG, Microsoft on e-learning, registers 16,000


AfDB partners FG, Microsoft on e-learning, registers 16,000

By Jimoh Babatunde

Within 24 hours of launch of the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform, by the African Development Bank, AfDB, the Federal Government and Microsoft on Monday, the platform recorded over 16,000 user registrations.

Nearly 6,000 of registrants had completed at least one training course and earned a  certificate.

The platform is to provide marketable digital skills to Nigerian youth with the content accessible via a web site and a mobile app.

The platform offers courses in web development, content creation, and data science, among others. The platform also uses gamification techniques to teach problem solving, collaboration, creative thinking and basic coding.

The platform will be continually updated with new courses and leverage partnerships to provide training certifications.

The platform will leverage the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment initiative and build linkages between the public and private sectors to create 9 million jobs in…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper