Google official, Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade
Google official, Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade

Google Official Advocates Early Training To Get Computer Professionals In Nigeria

By Ijeoma Ndubisi

Abuja  –   A Google official,  Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade,  says  Nigeria must invest more in early education of skilled computer individuals to create jobs.

Kola-Ogunlade, Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, of the organisation, expressed the view  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, training older people on computer knowledge makes it hard for them to understand easily.
“Trying to ensure that people have the right knowledge is one of the challenges of having skilled computer professionals.
“We need to educate our people; it is about getting access to the right training, access to the right tools and being able to use them in the right way.

Related Story:  UN appoints Adeosun into pension fund investment committee

“We need to start earlier to train people on computer skills from kindergarten, like from the age of 12, helping them to surf the net.

“Over 70 per cent of the Nigerian population is below the age of 30, we need to start a bit earlier so that it is not too late to teach people.
“This is to ensure that we do not begin to teach people about how the web works at old age when it is harder for their brain to assimilate.
“Considering our population, imagine how many people that will be online creating content; we will create jobs from there and digital economies which is where we should be,” he said.
Kola-Ogunlade observed that big technology companies across the world were mostly established by young people.
He said that developing skilled computer professionals was not only the responsibility of tertiary schools.
“At this point developing skilled computer professionals requires all hands to be on the deck.
“It is not just for the tertiary institutions, it should go even beyond primary schools.
“It requires introducing kids to science and technology very early; it is a system thing which involves nursery, primary, secondary, tertiary schools and companies to come together.’’

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate