By Yusuf Sani Maitama
The Centre for Technology and Development (CITAD), in partnership with Avocats Sans Frontières France (ASF France), has launched an E-rights training program targeting over 500 secondary school students in Kano State.
The E-Rights Program Officer in Kano State, Ali Sabo, told PRIME TIME NEWS that the project is supported by the European Union (EU) and implemented in Nigeria by ASF France, which is coordinating activities at the national level.
He added that there are two partners coordinating activities at the state level: CITAD and Spaces for Change (S4C).
Sabo explained that CITAD, as a state partner, is coordinating activities in Kano State, while S4C is coordinating activities in Imo and Lagos States, respectively.
He further explained that this particular program, E-rights, aims to build the capacity of 10 different secondary schools across the state on internet safety and security.
“On Thursday, we flagged off the program at Fatima Muhammad Secondary School, then we proceeded to Government Girls Secondary School Dorayi Karama, and on Friday, we were at Kofar Nasarawa Secondary School for the training”
“Our major theme of discussion geared towards an individual’s online safety, comprising malware, phishing, impersonation online, among other topics” Sabo said.
Abdullahi Abubakar, a student from Kofar Nasarawa Secondary School who spoke to PRIME TIME NEWS on behalf of other participating students, lauded CITAD for the timely training.
He disclosed that the center has updated their knowledge on internet safety, particularly on issues of scammers and identity theft, especially in this contemporary era where almost everyone is utilizing various social media platforms for e-commerce.
Abdullahi and other beneficiaries pledged to judiciously step down the training they obtained to other students not present in the training to ensure that they are all safe online and know how to pursue their digital rights if violated.