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Sunday 21 January 2024

FG's Build-A-Thon Set to Deliver 4 Days of Engaging Learning in Owerri, Maiduguri, and Abeokuta


Abuja, 18, January 2024: The Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital

Economy is launching its Build-A-Thon programme for secondary school students. The 4-day

programme, which is scheduled to take place from 22nd to 25th January 2024, will involve

1,500 students from 150 schools across three locations: Owerri, Maiduguri, and Abeokuta.

Build-A-Thon is an ecosystem offering various learning opportunities including DIY boxes,

technology labs, and workshops to enhance students' skills. Outstanding teams in different

locations and categories will be recognised, including the Most Innovative Design, the Most

Sustainable Project, and an award for the project with the most utility.

In collaboration with the UK-based NGO, Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Nigerian

Communications Commission (NCC), the program aims to foster critical thinking and teamwork

among students through dynamic technology collaboration. During the event, participants will

have the opportunity to network, learn, and build innovative projects.

While speaking about the initiative, the Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation &

Digital Economy, Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani shared the importance of raising a more technologically

aware generation.

"We believe strongly that technology will play an important role in our growth as a nation;

therefore, we are equipping the next generation with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the

digital era.

“We are committed to raising more technologically aware adults, and only through initiatives

such as this, where students learn in a structured environment, are we able to achieve that. We

believe there are a lot of amazing minds in Nigeria who will do great things if given the

opportunity, and that's what we're giving them—an opportunity."

The Build-A-Thon is another initiative of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation &

Digital Economy's dedication to the growth and development of Nigeria’s digital economy in line

with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda. By equipping students with

essential skills and exposing them to the vibrant world of maker culture, the program aims to

inspire them to become the innovators and problem-solvers of tomorrow.

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About the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy:

The Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy harnesses the

transformative power of digital technology and innovation to diversify and deepen Nigeria's

economy. The Ministry's mandate is to accelerate the diversification of the economy by

enhancing productivity in critical sectors through technological innovation. For more information,

please email Osibo Imhoitsike at

About Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a global phenomenon, inspiring people of all ages to explore the world of

technology with its affordable, credit-card-sized computers. With over 40 million units sold

worldwide, Raspberry Pi has changed the landscape of computing by making it accessible and

empowering for everyone.

About StateCraft Inc. - we are a full-service governance consulting firm with expertise in

elections, citizen engagement, policy development and implementation, and strategic

government relations and communication.

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