Foundation urges ICT investment on teens

The director general of Teen Ambassador Foundation (TAF), Mr Paul Adiwu, has called on the federal government to invest more on young teenagers in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across the country.

Adiwu made the call at the closing ceremony of a Summer Programme organised by Teen Ambassador Foundation in collaboration with the Net Access Communication Ltd in Abuja.

The summer which began on July 24 and ended Sept. 2 was targeted at training teenagers and youth on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education with Robotics, as ever all teenagers and youth were trained in robotics and were presented with certificates.

Also speaking at the event, Babatunde Bamigboye, head, Legal Enforcement and Regulation, The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) also warned Nigerians, especially teenagers against sharing personal information on the internet.

Bamigboye who represented the director general of the commission, Dr Vincent Olatunji, said, “at the commission, we protect data, and most of what you will need to develop apps depends on data. You must protect your information when you go online. It is important that this forms part of our curriculum as teacher of children because they are now exposed to what adults are exposed to.

“Qhile commending TAF for organising such a programme to keep the children busy during the holiday,” he said.