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Firm advises students on ICT certification

Firm advises students on ICT certification

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An Information and Communication Technology firm, New Horizons, has urged students to embrace acquisition of the ICT certification and e-business skills for a secure future.

The General Manager, Education Business, New Horizons, Bolaji Olaoye, while speaking at the New Horizons ‘Infotainment Fiesta’ at Caleb University, Lagos, said students could make themselves employable and self-employed immediately after graduation through the acquisition of international professional skills and certification in the ICT.

According to him, employers of labour frown on the quality of graduates being churned out of higher institutions.

Olaoye introduced the Huawei ICT Academy from Huawei Technologies Limited, and encouraged the students to get Huawei skills and certification so as to position themselves as tomorrow’s indispensable professionals in the ICT industry, both locally and internationally.

He said, “We are here to add highly-sought extra value to Caleb University students. Caleb University happens to be one of our partner universities, and the whole idea is that we are enhancing the quality of our existing technology offers to them with more robust, hot and latest technologies.

‘We brought Huawei Technology as our partner in this initiative through Huawei ICT Academy and Certification and we decided to add that value to what we have been offering the students, and to further sensitise the students to the necessity to always validate their skill set with external international certification.”

The Vice Chancellor, Caleb University, Prof Ayandiji Aina, appreciated New Horizons for the initiative and called on other universities in the country to equip their students with internationally-rated ICT skills as a matter of top priority.

“We need to take extra steps to empower students with the ICT skills so as to boost their competitiveness on graduation. Everything you do in this 21st century has to be driven by the ICT,” Aina stated.

He added that the school granted approval to the firm because it would further boost the market-readiness of Caleb University graduates.

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