3,800 youths are to benefit from an annual training programme organized by the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Human Development Centre in Katsina on Computer-Based Testing (CBT) and other skills.
The President of the centre, Mr. Muttaqa Darma, made this known during the formal launch of the centre in Katsina, Saturday.
Darma, a former Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, disclosed that he used his severance package to establish the centre which, he said, comprised a library, a health care section, a sport club and a skill acquisition section.
“The centre consists of a library with over 10,000 copies of text books and an e-library unit; there is a section to train youths on CBT to help them to meet admission requirements into tertiary institutions.
“The health and sport sections are aimed at physical fitness.
“There is gymnasium section where training will be offered free to develop physical and mental capacities of the people,’’ he said.
Darma stated further that the centre would train youths on skills such as tailoring, cooking, confectionary making, beauty make up, fashion design, and computer appreciation and advanced applications. He added that the training would be conducted by volunteers.
“The centre will source funds for its expenditures through rents from its shops, offices and halls to interested individuals,’’ he said.