Lagos - Nigerian youth are poised to benefit
from an academy the world’s market leader in enterprise software will launch in
SAP, the German headquartered firm, announced through its
local entity, it would establish the SAP Smart Academy in Nigeria this year.
The Academy that will be situated at centres located in
Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt will enable a significant number of skilled
tertiary-level students to further boost their labour-market relevance through
specialised SAP technology skills training.
The Academy courses have been designed to help students
learn how to effectively leverage SAP technology solutions with a view to
ultimately drive greater efficiencies within organisations and industries once
they secure employment.
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In partnership with select local West-African partners, the
SAP Smart Academy will teach students through a hybrid approach of live and
on-line courses. All successful participants will be given a
Pfungwa Serima, Chief Executive Officer of SAP Africa, said
for the youth of Nigeria, the benefits of this initiative lie in the fact that
individuals who aspire to advance their careers could gain the skills to
compete in the vibrant SAP market.
“Graduates of the SAP Smart Academy will become certified
associate-level functional consultants who will be in a position to secure the
competitive edge they require in applying for positions within SAP’s vast
He said SAP Africa again validated its commitment to deliver
on its promise to upskill Africa’s talented youth and stimulate job creation.
“With approximately 10 million young African youth arriving
on the labour market annually, obtaining additional skills that will make them
more marketable within their environment is no longer negotiable. It is
- CAJ News