Group to train 2,500 youths on software dev’t

Group to train 2,500 youths on software dev’t

By Stellamaris Ashinze

The Computer Village Hub4Africa (Cvhub4Africa) on Monday said it would offer free training  on software  development and other emerging technologies to no fewer than 2,500 Nigerian youths.

Mr Austin Agbakor, a software developer and CEO of Cvhub4Africa , told the News Agency  of  Nigeria  (NAN) in Lagos that the training  would  equip youths  with the emerging  technologies  including  robotics,  artificial  intelligence  and software development.

Agbakor said that such knowledge would make the youth employable and empower them to be entrepreneurs  especially  in the era of digitalisation, online business  and remote working.

He said that the training would also increase productivity, performance, bring about uniformity of work processes automation as well as help reduce wastage.

According to him, the lapse in technologies in some institutions and also some government agencies informed the training which is to bridge the gap of unemployment and poor technological development.

“The gap is there in so many government agencies and other institutions.

“We have witnessed many people who are not equipped enough;  but for Nigeria to increase in productivity, we must be passionate about information and resources that can be utilised by the people.

“There are lots of potential everywhere, it is just the framework that is missing hence  the training  to bridge  the  gap,’’ he said.

According to him, CVHUB4AFRICA offers a range of free IT courses and  has decided to teach Nigerians for free on how to develop software, manage computer networks, maintain vital systems and more.

He said that some have already started learning in the hub.

He called on youths who are interested to come and register to gain valuable information technology training and professional development opportunities. (NAN)

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