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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cyberschuul, Cathybrite partner on empowerment

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) institute in the country, The Executive Cyberschuul is partnering with Cathybrite Associates to empower the nation’s youths and job seekers, especially using online methodologies at a two-day workshop in Lagos.

Disclosing this, chairman of Cyberschuul, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu, said the workshop has been scheduled to hold at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on 24 and 25 August, 2007.

The partnership, he said, was spurred by some irrelevances discovered in applications submitted by most Nigerian job seekers recently.

He cited an instance that in 2005, a foreign consultancy firm, which wanted to recruit for a Nigerian firm advertised job vacancy and within two days it has received over 180 applications forcing the recruiting firm to stop.

“Because within those two days, the firm had received 180 applications with most of them standing irrelevant to the stated specifications and almost 99 per cent of the applications looking very similar to each other,” he decried.

According to him, the annoying similarities of the applications, and irrelevance to the stated specifications, “they stopped accepting applications emanating from Nigeria.”

Mr. Omo-Ettu also lamented the situation whereby Nigerians are blacklisted from something beneficial to the enhancement of their skill sets and individual managerial endowments on account of a problem of this nature.

Hence, The Executive Cyberschuul resolved to confront the problem head on, stressing that Nigeria and telecommunications industry precisely would be over-run by expatriate workers and schools continue to produce “unemployable graduates.”

He said that the planned workshop has been structured to create the needed awareness in an attempt to correct the common errors while moulding job seekers, and presenting them for employment.

Mr. Omo-Ettu further disclosed that Cathybrite would soon open a Nigerian office to ensure its services closer to the candidates and Cyberschuul would be involved in the reconstruction of their skills.

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