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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in accordance with the catch-them-young worldwide campaign, has launched the first edition of the Nigeria Girls Can Code Competition (NGCC) as part of its efforts to promote digital literacy and skills among young schoolgirls in the nation.
The commission states that the goal of NGCC is to involve girls in secondary schools all throughout the nation in discussions about creative uses of fifth-generation (5G) technology to address the problems associated with food security.
At an award ceremony held at the NCC’s Abuja headquarters, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, was represented by the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, NCC Ubale Maska. claimed that the goal of the competition was to close the digital gender gap and improve digital literacy abilities.

He claimed that the United Nations’ initiatives to empower girls in technology and reduce the digital divide were in line with the inclusion of girls in ICT.
The competition, according to him, “has been developed to enhance digital literacy and skills for the country’s burgeoning digital economy, bridge digital inequality, improve digital access, and shrink the digital divide between men and women in the ICT innovation and development.
The Nigerian Girl Can Code competition is designed, among other things, to encourage girls to develop digital skills and to reach a wider national audience.
Empowering women and girls, in his words, “would drive vibrant economies, spur productivity, and spur growth.

“Women confront occupational segregation, salary inequalities, and a lack of access to respectable employment.”
According to the EVC, crucial societal issues can be resolved with the help of technologies like artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and data analytics.

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