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DY.ng – DIGITAL YOUTH NIGERIA
OVERVIEW OF INITIATIVE
DY.ng- Digital Youth Nigeria is aimed at equipping 500,000 young people with digital skills through available Youth Development Centres and specialized Enterprise Centres in all six geo-political zones of the country.


DY.ng LEAVERAGES
  • D- Digital literacy and digital skills acquisition delivered through 64 digital hubs in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria (Strategic Implementation Partners) alongside FMYSD Youth Development Centres.
  • E- Entrepreneurship training from 6 Enterprise Centres of the Central Bank (CBN) and 12 – 24 Regional Youth Development Centres in the 6 Geo-Political Zones offering 5 different trainings with other training partnerships under SIP, NITDA and JAN.
  • E- Improvement of employability through Work Experience Programme (WEP) that pairs candidates with corporate employers to get on-the-job experience in addition to those that will become self-employed through start-ups and SMEs.
  • L- Leaders of today will have mentorship provided the FMYSD’s Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC), Nigerian Youth Parliament, NYCN.
 
DY.ng COURSE CONTENT
  1. App Development
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. Web Development
  5. Mobile Device Repairs
  6. Software Development
  7. Coding
  8. Data Processing
 
RATIONALE FOR DY.ng
  • Youth unemployment rate averaged 23.63% from 2014 until 2018
  • Youth unemployment reached an all time high of 38% in Q2 of 2018
  • Over 60% of our graduates are unemployable because they lack basic digital skills to compete in today’s global economy
  • 4.5 million enter job market yearly– only 10% can be absorbed
  • High mismatch between supply and demand for youth labour
  • Poor collaboration across sectors of the economy.

FMYSD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
THE FACILITIES
  • Upgrade four MYSD Youth Centres, in each of the 6 geo-political zones to adequately support planned in-take numbers.
  • Upgrade will include environmental upgrades, computing infrastructure of 300 computer workstations, furniture and internet connectivity.
TOTAL = 24 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRES   NATIONWIDE