Nigeria, Ghana to Explore Partnership for IT Skills

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Talks of a partnership between the Tezza Academy, Nigeria and Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) Ghana to foster knowledge and talent exchange, research advancements, and cultural understanding between the two institutions are ongoing.

President of AIT, Professor Clement Dzidonu, during his visit to Nigeria last month had the opportunity to explore the academy’s facility. He was warmly welcomed by the Tezza team which includes Equity Partner, Jide Modele; Managing Director, Jide Adams and Facility Manager, Damilare Dairo

Speaking after a facility tour of the academy in Lagos, Dzidonu described the academy as a fitting model for instilling industry-required skills into young people especially graduates of tertiary institutions.

He also said a partnership would mean more opportunities for the two organisations in both countries leading to internships, job opportunities for students and graduates as well as industry-sponsored projects to address one of the growing challenges in Africa, and for closing knowledge gaps and nurturing highly skilled IT professionals across sectors.

On his part, Equity Manager, Jide Modele, said the academy is committed to tackling the drain of highly skilled IT professionals, locally referred to as the ‘japa’ syndrome by “discovering, equipping, and training self-motivated youths in conjunction with our global partners in specialised IT disciplines.”

Modele explained that by retaining talented individuals and equipping them with IT skills and opportunities, the Academy seeks to transform the brain drain into brain gain thus contributing significantly to Nigeria’s Global Value Chains (GVCs) as an important human capital export nation.

Dzidonu further expressed keen interest in introducing a Tezza Academy initiative in Accra while laying the groundwork for a potential partnership with the Academy in a way that allows the Ghanaian institution to leverage its well-regarded status and vast network in Ghana to facilitate placements for program graduates.

Dzidonu further said that the strategic alliance will connect or bring the brightest talents from various universities in Ghana to Tezza Academy’s immersive program; ensuring career pathways for young professionals. He added that this exchange program is bound to promote cultural diversity and provide students with a broader perspective on technology and innovation in different contexts within Ghana and Nigeria.

Modele concludes by saying the Tezza Academy offers free tuition and residency programmes empowering young Nigerians with high-end IT skills and ensuring job placements upon completion of a three-month intensive training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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