Bridging Digital Gap: Foundation prepares JAMB candidates for CBT in Kano


By Babakarami Dan’iya

The Hotoro United Community Foundation (HUCF), a non-profit organization, provided a week-long free computer training program for JAMB candidates preparing for the 2024 Computer Based Test (CBT).

Muhammad Shehu Abdulwahab, the Chairman of the foundation, made this known in an interview with newsmen on on Friday in Hotoro, Nassarawa Local Government.

He said the training took place at the NITDA Computer Centre located at Hotoro South Special Primary School and ran from April 15th to 19th, with daily sessions from 9am to 12pm.

Abdulwahab explained that the initiative aimed to equip the participants with the necessary computer skills and knowledge to navigate the CBT exams effectively.

“This included understanding computer basics, learning how to choose the right subject combinations, and gaining insights into what to expect during the examination,” he said.

He added that while the program initially focused on the Hotoro Kudu community, HUCF planned to expand its reach in the coming years.

“This year’s program targeted 50 candidates, including both male and female students,” he said.

Also speaking, Lawan Isah Lawan, the Secretary of the foundation, said the training program was met with great success, achieving its primary goal of preparing students for the CBT exam.

He expressed satisfaction with the program’s outcome, ensuring the participants felt well-prepared for their upcoming computer-based test.

In a call to action, Lawan appealed to philanthropic individuals, corporations, and educational institutions to support or partner with the foundation in its mission to empower youth, especially through educational initiatives.

Maryam Ahmad, one of the participants, beamed with gratitude as she thanked the foundation on behalf of other beneficiaries.

Her voice filled with excitement as she explained that for the first time in her life, she had access to a computer.

“This newfound opportunity opened our eyes to a world of knowledge and possibility that we never knew before,” she said.

Rabi’u Sani, like many other participants, said they had previously been excluded from the digital world due to a lack of resources.

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