Two hundred thousand students will be trained in digital skills by Google This was disclosed by the head of Google brand and reputation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde Makinde says the students will be trained for a period of one year Google has said it will be training 200,000 students in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in digital skills for a period of one year.
The disclosure was made by the head of Google brand and reputation, Sub -saharan Africa, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde. According to Makinde, the training programmes seek to improve children’s confidence in interacting with computers and their overall confidence and willingness to try new things.
She said: “With growing internet penetration across Africa, and the increasing trend of kids interacting online, Google believes it is important to provide helpful information to children and parents to enable them to take appropriate measures to stay safe online. “The training takes learnings from Google’s Be Internet Awesome campaign and the content is carefully drafted to provide helpful tips to kids and parents, and information on useful tools like Google’s Family Link.