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Expert urges compulsory ICT varsity training

08 October 2013, 09:00Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos – The Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), a Pan-African systems firm, has advocated for compulsory information and technology training for all local university undergraduates.

Officials said this would not only prepare the students for the labour market but would eventually spur the growth of the economy.

In an interview in Lagos, Chief Technology Officer at CWG, James Agada, said presently, most graduates, especially in the business and sales sector, are not employable because they lack the basis IT skills to function in the business environment.

According to him, considering the role of information and communications technology in the economy and its growth rate, raising human capital that could enhance such prospects was imperative.

“It is very unfortunate that many fresh graduates lack the required skill for immediate employment especially in the ICT field,” Agada said.

He said it was on the basis of this challenge that CWG established its Sales Academy to bridge the gap.

The CWG Sales Academy, according to him, was set up primarily to provide experiential knowledge on selling of IT products and services for new and experienced graduates who wish to hone their selling skills.

He said the academy has however transformed into a full IT training centre to provide a holistic sales training in the three IT disciplines of hardware, software and communications for graduates and students.

According to Agada, the academy is already recording success with the graduation of its first batch of students last month.

– CAJ News


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