We are pleased to announce to enthusiasts of technology, human rights and the general public that the Public Hearing for the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill (HB. 490) holds today Monday December 5, 2016. The Digital Rights and Freedom Bill is draft piece of legislation that seeks to fill the policy gap between respect for human rights and the use of technology. It can be safely presumed that the bill is an amplified version of Fundamental Rights in the Nigerian Constitution especially as it relates to the cyberspace. We therefore call on every stakeholder in the ICT sector, civil society, journalists and everyone who use the Internet and the cyber environment as a means of interaction to attend the public hearing to support the bill. You can watch live updates from the public hearing via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/pinigeria
PIN will be launching our first ever Africa-wide report on Digital Rights at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on the 8th of December, 2016 in Guadalajara Mexico. The report has become necessary to be able to offer keener perspectives through research on the state of access to digital rights in Africa and be able to offer a one-stop shop material for everything status of digital access and rights in Africa.
Two beneficiaries of the TENT Angel Investment Scheme (TAIS) Olajide Martins and Brenda Okoro are currently working on the completion of their TENT projects. Olajide used his TENT project as his final year project at Obafemi Awolowo University. Both students confirmed that their projects will be ready for public release before December 31, 2016. You can read a brief about their TENT Project via https://pinigeria.org/tent/angelinvestmentscheme/
We are excited to inform you that Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) and Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET) has joined Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and Federal University of Technology (FUTA) to commenceTENT@School clubs in their institutions.
As PIN’s TENT@School clubs spread across institutions in Nigeria, we will be delighted to read from you in making request to start TENT@School club in your institution as we equip students with ICT skills while they are enrolled at their Universities.
LIFE Quarterly workshop for Q4 2016 held on Saturday November, 26 2016 at the AjegunleLIFE and DakataLIFE Centres. The workshops were facilitated by Damilola Adelusi (AjegunleLIFE) and Abdulbaseet Kabir (DakataLIFE) respectively.
As part of the PIN’s ‘She Will Connect’ partnership with Intel, 125 secondary school girls were trained at the Digital Readiness Workshop for Girls. The Digital Readiness Workshop for girls held in Lagos Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November, and in Abia and Kano centres on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th November. The girls were trained on Microsoft Office Tools, Online Research, Social Media and Digital Security.
DakataLIFE team received an invitation from Arewa radio to do a short interview about the training on a weekend program; ‘Ya Take Matasa.’.
Two graduates of the AjegunleLIFE training were employed in the month of November; Chidimma Onyekaba (2016C) got employment as a computer studies teacher at Queen Esther International School while Lesley Tarabina (2015C) was offered a year’s Internship placement at W-TEC.
AbaLIFE Town Hall meeting held on the 25th of November 2016. The meeting had 110 people in attendance and a number of 21 beneficiaries were issued certificates upon completing all requirements of the program.
I am Muojekwu Ransom Chukwuma, an alumnus from Abalife.
Am excited that tent programme is being introduced into some institutions; this, I believe will contribute to the eradication of the basic philosophical ignorance (ict, emotional skills, e.t.c.) in most institutions found in most youths.
I really hope that the tent programme will be introduced to my citadel of learning (Michael Okpara university of agriculture, Umudike).