The Federal Government has partnered with Google Nigeria to make an online safety curriculum available to all primary and secondary school students in the country, reaching an estimated 56 million Nigerian students every year.
The tech giant made the revelation at its third Google for Nigeria event yesterday in Lagos unveiled new products and features to make it more helpful to more people in Nigeria and across Africa, Sun News Online reports.
The products include navigation instructions in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes, new Street View imagery, Gallery Go, Google Go updates, Google Lens and Bolo, and a Nigerian culinary experience from Google Arts and Culture.
Google has introduced a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide directions and navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria. This will also be available in Benin Republic, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda from yesterday day. Google has also launched navigation instructions in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes.
In the next few months, Google will introduce a new directions experience for Lagos that is optimised for informal transit, bringing Danfo routes into Google Maps.
Yans recalls that in 2017 Google had stated its committment to train 10 million people in Africa on digital skills over 5 years. To date, 4M Africans have been trained. Google has also trained 15,000 developers and awarded 33,000 scholarships to help African developers become certified on Android, Web, and Cloud technologies.