Governments, non- governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector operators have been urged to equip and empower Nigerian youths with technology skills.
An information and communication technology expert, Mr Adeposi Bamiduro who made the call said such will help in spreading technology savviness for self- dependence and job creation for African citizens.
Bamiduro who is the chief executive officer of a Nigeria-based coding institute, Conclase Academy added that learning and mastering such tech skills could fetch them high-flying jobs anywhere across the globe.
A statement released on Sunday by the company’ said as part of the academy’s focus in exposing citizens to technology knowledge in its 5th cohort plans for 2023/24 no fewer than 1000 students have been engaged for the training.
According to him, the aim was to boost the youths’ horizons with in-demand tech skills that can enhance their competitiveness under a 21st century economy.
It noted that the Academy, launched in 2021, had trained and graduated over 500 students equipped with different in-demand technology skills, most of whom are now making waves in their careers across many nations in the African Continent.
The fifth cohort of the Academy, Bamiduro said will see the Nigeria-based coding school add DevOps to its course curriculum, while strengthening its SAP Consultant programme to enable more people get into the tech industry with minimal coding.
“As a startup, we listen to feedback, and the feedback we have been getting has been about DevOps and for more courses that require little coding. That’s why we launched the DevOps and our SAP Consultant program.
“Conclase Academy is highly regarded in the tech space because the school provides guaranteed paid internship placement for its graduates as a way to help them gain experience in a real work environment.’’