The maiden edition of the Nigeria Girls Can Code Competition (NGCC) will take place on February 1, 2023, at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) head office in Maitama, Abuja, the telecoms regulator says.
Organised by the NCC, NGCC is the Nigerian version of a global initiative to engage young girls in secondary schools across the country, and encourage them to debate on innovative ways to address the challenges of food security through the application of fifth-generation (5G) technology.
The NGCC, NCC says, is in line with the Federal Government’s Nigeria Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (2020-2030), which seeks to promote digital literacy and skills among Nigerians.
The Girls Can Code programme was initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness and build capacity in the use of technology and digital media among young girls.
It is hoped that the programme will help to bridge the digital gender gap and provide girls with the skills and knowledge to become innovative creators and leaders in the digital space.
The NGCC is an opportunity for the young girls to showcase their creativity and innovative ideas, as well as to compete for prizes, according to NCC.
The Nigerian telecoms regulator says it is committed to the development of digital literacy and skills among young girls, and the NGCC is a major step towards achieving this goal. It is launching the competition in Nigeria and looks forward to innovative ideas that will be presented by the young girls.
NCC says that the maiden edition of the NGCC is an exciting opportunity for young girls to demonstrate their creativity and innovative ideas in the digital space. It is hoped that the competition will help to bridge the digital gender gap and provide girls with the skills and knowledge to become innovative creators and leaders in the digital space.
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