PIN HOSTS OVER 750 STUDENTS AND TRAINS 20 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AT THE SOUTH-EAST EDITION OF TENT WORKSHOP AND INTERNET POLICY TRAINING

By July 1, 2013ICT Policy, TENT

Internet Policy is an important subject, not just for policy makers or advocates, but also for civil society organizations that work around the theme of ICT for Development, those who rely heavily on the use of the Internet for their work for Human Rights and/or Freedom of Expression, and media institutions.

PIN hosted a 3-day workshop from 24th-26th June 2014 at Nike Lake Resort Centre in Enugu facilitated by a team of experts. The training also featured trainings on Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Law, Internet Freedom Advocacy in Nigeria, Internet Freedom and Social Media, communicating, organizational objectives, ICT Policy in Nigeria and Introduction to Digital Security

After the successful Internet Policy Training in Enugu, the PIN team moved to Abia where they hosted over 750 students from over 10 schools to a 2-Day workshop tagged ‘TENT Workshop’  in conjunction with  National Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) at the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba on 27th -28th June,2014. Some of the schools represented include Abia State Polytechnic, Michael Okpara University, Enugu State University, Institute of Management and Technology, University of Nigeria amongst others.

The big vision for TENT Workshop is to help jump start the culture of innovation and enterprise in the mould of global tech brands among students in Nigeria tertiary institution.

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Day one of the TENT Workshop focused on encouraging students to come up with innovative tech ideas so they can graduate with businesses and not just CVs. PIN COO, Tope Ogundipe also took time out to introduce the students to Microsoft online job and career portal www.aiki.ng. In her own words, In her own words “You need skills to be able to launch to lead and grow a business and the important thing is to know what you want to do and not just praying”.

During his session, PIN ED, ‘Gbenga sesan talked about the 4 stages on how student can graduate with a tech business plan not just a CV. He stated the four stages as:  Ideation, Action, Focus and  Consolidate

Day 2 of the Workshop hosted  50 students with tech ideas in a closed facilitated session with  PIN ED, ‘Gbenga Sesan , the students who were divided into groups such as Software Solutions, Online and Social Networking, System security, Gaming and Entertainment, Hardware Solutions, Desktops and Mobile applications on Day one gave presentation and demo of their ideas

 

In his final words, ‘Gbenga Sesan said to the students “Don’t let anyone deceive you, don’t let anyone turn you into a failure before you even try”.

Registration is now opened for the North-Central Edition of Internet Policy Training  on www.pinigeria.org/ipt

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