Nigerian government, Coursera train 24,000 residents on digital skills

The Federal Government has entered into partnership with Coursera, a global online digital skills acquisition platform, to train and empower 24,000 Nigerians with digital and developer skills in various fields over a three year period.


Declaring the training open on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), noted that “we are championing a paradigm shift of prioritising hard, soft and social skills over theory and this collaboration will go a long way in supporting this shift.


He said Coursera has been one of the world’s top online learning platforms hosting thousands of courses for some of the best universities and companies, and has remained at the forefront of providing the global society with the education and resources it needs to build and maintain digital systems.


Balogun Damilola