The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Wednesday, 9th June, 2021, held career talk on the computer profession for students of secondary schools.
The career talk which held at Government Girls Secondary School (GSS), Sani Mai Nagge, Gwale Local Government of Kano State is part of the ongoing programme of CITAD to enlighten school communities on the importance of ICTs as well as sensitize students to take career in the computer profession.
The event held at the school computer laboratory Hall. The key presentation was made by Muktar Sulaiman who in his speech stressed the need for girls to make effort to acquire ICT knowledge.
He said given the current educational backwardness of the north, only by embracing ICTs would we be able to bridge the gap. It is necessary for each and every one of you to acquire ICTs knowledge” Mukhtar Suleiman added.
On his part the Training Officer of Centre, Malam Kamilu Isa encouraging the secondary school girls to pursue ICT related careers and this will expose them to new trends in technologies that can be applied in various industry sectors.
He added that the application of ICT in learning enables girls and women to have equal quality education, which leads to personal development, allowing them to manage their lives. There is the need to instill confidence among girls so that they can be as good as men in both using and improving technology.
The human resources of the Centre Halima, Sa’idu Nayaya, said that without doubt, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), sector remains a fast growing area with limitless possibilities for national and international development, and the sector offers enormous empowerment opportunities to diverse people across the globe.
He added that it is sad to note that despite the boundless opportunities it presents, fewer girls and young women are actually getting involved in the sector.
He also encouraged girls to take to careers in ICT, because it would help solve lots of socio – economic problems.