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ICT | DBI unfolds draft standards for skills qualification

ICT | DBI unfolds draft standards for skills qualification

The Digital Bridge Institute established to develop and grow the Nigerian telecommunications marketplace says it has developed a draft National Occupational Standard in trade areas of ICT.

Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr. Ike Adinde, disclosed this at the Validation Workshop on Development of ICT Skill Framework in Abuja.

According to Adinde, the so-called Nigerian Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) is a system aimed at developing, classifying and recognizing skills like knowledge, understanding and competencies acquired by persons regardless of where and how skill or training was acquired.

The DBI Administrator says NSQF aims to promote long -lasting learning necessary to enhance an individual’s employability in speedily changing world of work resulting from technological and economic development and changing career paths.

“It will also provide quality assurance and recognition by ensuring that National Occupational Standards are defined by agreed learning outcomes and that qualifications are relevant to perceived social and economic needs.

“There is currently no National Occupational Standards (NOS) in the ICT and Telecommunications sector of Nigeria which contributes about N1.6tn quarterly to the Nigerian GDP”, he says.

The Digital Bridge Institute, in line with its mandate to underscore the role ICT plays in today’s digital economy developed the draft National Occupational Standards (NOS) in ICT Trade areas which upon approval by the National Board for Technical Education, will become part of the NSQF, Adinde says.

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