The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on Tuesday, said African youths need digital skills development for the 21st-century economy.
Dare Said This In A Webinar Monitored In Abuja And Hosted By The UN Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The webinar focused on ‘Youth Power in Combating Mis and Dis-Information during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond’.
The meeting also reiterated the need for the deployment of the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) framework launched by UNESCO in 2011.
The sports minister said that COVID-19 had unleashed the potential and creative minds of youths which leverages on technology, adding ”technology should be harnessed and used for positive purposes more than the negatives”.
“In Nigeria, we discovered that there are digital skills gap and our youths need digital skills for the 21st century economy.
“There are over 200 digital skills but for Africa’s criticality, we identified 15 to 25 skills that our youths need to position them to be effective for digital economy,”
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, on Tuesday said African youths need digital skills development for the 21st century economy.