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World Bank e-learning institute launched

04 April 2014, 16:29Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The World Bank Assisted Global Distance Learning Institute has been commissioned in Abuja.

The facility has been launched in partnership with AfriHub Nigeria, one of the 75 organizations which bid to partner the government in the running of the institute.

Speaking during the commissioning, a board member of AfriHub, Sule Yakubu, thanked the Government for conceiving the idea.

According to Yakubu, with the establishment of the Global Distance Learning Institute in Nigeria, the youths were not only going to match up with their counterparts  in the developed  economies, but would acquire such employment skills that will enable them compete and have edge over others in the international sphere.

The President and CEO of AfriHUB, Manny Aniebonam, hailed the Nigerian Government for allowing private partnership in the establishment and running of the institute.

He assured the government that the institute has identified unemployment as a major canker worm militating against the economy and has resolved to use its technological know-how to train Nigerians not only to become employable but to also be employers of labour.

Aniebonam said AfriHUB was selected out of over s and reiterated the institute's commitment to transforming the lives of Nigerians through the provision of world class education and empowerment in the shortest possible time.

Chairman of the House Committee on the Diaspora, Abike Dabire, tasked the management of the institute to develop such programmes that would attract the over 2 million Nigerian professionals abroad to delve into and contribute their quotas towards transforming the lives of Nigerians.

She said the establishment of the Global Distance Learning Institute in Nigeria was not only timely but in consonance with the Federal Government's Transformation Agenda aimed at empowering locals.

Nigeria one of the twelve countries to benefit from the World Bank-Assisted e-learning project.

-  CAJ News

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