Digital firms, DBI, ICDL to partner on skills certification programmes

Abuja—The International Certification for Digital Literacy (ICDL) is set to partner with Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) on Digital skills certification programmes.

According to a statement by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of DBI, Akin Ogunlade, the partnership was announced in a meeting between the two giants training organizations held on Wednesday 12th October 2022 at DBI headquarters, Abuja.

The president/CEO, of DBI, Prof. Mohammed Ajiya welcoming the ICDL delegates, gave a brief background of the institute’s products and services and previous partnerships/collaborations.

He said, “we are always open for partnerships and collaborations. Being the forefront institute on Digital Literacy, I believe we can make a change by incorporating a new curriculum to be embedded in the certification courses.”

On his part, Chief Executive Officer of ICDL, Damien O’Sullivan stated that the International Certification for Digital Literacy (ICDL) is a global Digital Certification Scheme based in Dublin, Ireland.

He described ICDL as a world-leading computer skills certification programme which has trained over 14 million people. In over 100 countries.

He said that the ICDL has significantly contributed to the growth of different organizations using Rwanda as an example of the role digital skill has played with their collaboration and fulfilled mandate which provides training by improving the efficiency and productivity of their employees through task simplification and reduction of manual labour.

He added that ICDL has widened the reach and client base of many African countries by equipping them with the requisite digital communication skill to engage with a fast-paced, innovative global market.

Also, the chairman E-Tech, A.U. Mustapha (SAN) while appreciating the DBI President/CEO for honouring their visit, said they have benefitted from DBI in the past and he would be pleased if DBI can collaborate with ICDL and establish foreign training on digital literacy for ICDL on terms with the state government.

Mr Damien O’Sullivan was accompanied by Solange Umulisa, the General Manager & Regional Manager of ICDL (Africa), Directors of E-Tech, led by their Chairman, A.U. Mustapha (SAN) and a representative of the Irish Embassy Shane Rice.

The delegation from DBI was the President/CEO Engr. Prof. Mohammed Ajiya, the Group Head of Corporate Services, Ms Viola Askia-Usoro, Institute Secretary Ms Tonia Ansa-Otudor.

Others are the Group Head of Research Innovation and Consultancy, Mr Paulinus Ugwoke Head, IT Mr Nwanze Okoronkwo, Representing the Group Head of Learning and Development Mr, Emeka Nzeih, Mr Chiwunba lgbokwe of RIC department, and Temidayo Babasuaimon of Public Affairs unit.

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