The lawmaker representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero of Kwara State in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Tunji Olawuyi, had set up a digital empowerment programme, and tagged Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme (ADEP) 2021. No fewer than three PhD and 30 Master’s degree holders have applied for the second edition of the programme.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Titilope Akogun, the Head of the Technical team for the programme, and reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The statement said that no fewer than 200 people were engaged for digital empowered by the federal lawmaker in Digital Training, Mini Importation as well as distribution of laptops and tablets to beneficiaries at inception in 2020.
A breakdown of the application revealed that there were 902 Bachelor of Science (BSc), 988 Higher National Diploma (HND), and 853 National Certificate of Education (NCE) holders.
Others are 441 Ordinary National Diploma (OND), 873 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) holders, while 514 were unspecified.
The statement added that each applicant would be called for a phone interview session after which 500 successful applicants would be shortlisted, while the number would be pruned to 350.