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)