A fallout of the Maiden edition of ICT Career Fair event recently organized by eBusiness Life Communication Limited in Lagos has seen three students win an unexpected, 100 percent scholarship from premier IT training institute, New Horizons Nigeria.
Offering the scholarship, Founder and CEO of New Horizons, Mr. Tim Akano, while delivering his speech at the event, noted that the best gift the adults can give the youths today is an opportunity to get empowered in technology, as that is the global future.
Mr. Akano, who encouraged the participating students to be inquisitive and develop the knack to search out answers using technology tools, further charged them to seek to create and add value to humanity. According to him, the teenage age is the most creative age because it is the age where concentration is not divided, but have adequate time to create and think out solutions. “You are living in a technology kingdom. The technology of the future will merge everything in a world of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.”
The New Horizons boss, who during the presentation, asked the students varied questions, used the opportunity to award scholarships to students.
The beneficiaries of the scholarship are Femi Odunubi, an SS3 Student from Kuramo College, a public school in Lagos; Opeoluwa Ogunfeitimi, SS2 Student from Peaklane International College; and Timehin Atsagbede, SS1 student from The Lagoon School.
The students are allowed to choose a course of training at any of the New Horizons study centes.
Mr. Akano also offered all the participating school that are interested in entering into a partnership with New Horizons, a special arrangement that will ensure that their students are trained to give them an edge above their peers to prepare them for a future that is technology-driven. While pointing out that the new world is a world of a shared economy, he to the students to prepare to compete with other countries like China and Japan that have advanced in technological feats.
According to him: “You are going to live in a multi-cultural world where the only thing that matters is what you can create with your mind.”
Also speaking at the event, the convener and CEO of eBusiness Life Communication Limited, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro encouraged the students to consider a career in ICT due to the global nature of the profession, creating opportunities in every facet of the economy and in every part of the world.
Pointing out further needs for the young students to expand their knowledge and skill in ICT, Mrs, Emuophedaro explained: “Even beyond careers, it is increasingly critical to encourage young people today to take STEM programmes and develop the kind of business, entrepreneurial and complex problem-solving skills that are required in today’s world. By becoming fluent in Information and Communication Technology, young people will learn to use the essential tools of the 21st century for whatever career they choose as science and technology are pervasive across occupations and critical to Nigeria’s growth, innovation and the knowledge-based economy.”
The Career Fair is one of eBusiness Life’s avenues of sensitizing and educating Nigerian youths on the need for self-development, which will lead to a greater need to contribute their quota in developing the country and impacting the world using ICT as a bargaining chip for global competitiveness. This year’s event was themed, “ICT Career: Laying The Blocks For The Future”.
e-Business Life Communication Limited is the publisher of e-Business Life Magazine, a monthly Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Magazine.
The company also run an online news portal for faster and wider-reaching dissemination of information and product/services advisory medium (www.eBusinesslife.com.ng ).
It further organizes annual youth-centred events such as the International Girls in ICT Day and the International Girls Day events. In addition, the media organization is poised to encourage and help the Nigerian youths, especially the girl child, to have a better understanding and get interested in modern technologies, so that they could easily deploy these technologies to develop their communities and subsequently the society at large.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centre has grown to become the largest independent IT training company worldwide Since 1982, offering more courses, at more times and in more locations than any other computer and business training organization.
Businesses and individuals can choose from hundreds of course offerings, delivered by experts, and offered in hundreds of convenient locations around the world. New Horizons Nigeria is an affiliate of New Horizons USA.