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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Jidaw.com boss tasks NACOSS members

Founder, Jidaw.com with speciality in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training and networking management, Mr. Jide Awe, has tasked Nigerian graduates, especially those majoring on Computer Sciences to develop real knowledge and passion based on improving their studies in order to face the labour squarely on graduation.

Addressing participants drawn from tertiary institutions and members of the National Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) was a one-day Collaborative Seminar organised by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) on the theme: Career Development – Computer and IT related areas, Mr. Awe presented at the event held at the MUSON Centre Onikan-Lagos, an overview of knowledge, technology and career objectives.

He highlighted some areas of interest to include the aspect of IT career tips and choices, formal education programmes, alternative education programmes, prospects and opportunities.

For him, ICTs affect all sectors and the way people now live, work and interact, therefore Nigerians must utilise technology in order to remain at their best, more so in a growing knowledge economy.

He pointed out that there are massive global demand for talented and motivated individuals with the knowledge and skills required to work as professionals in these areas.

Every individual must have insight on what they really want to be in the near future, then identify same so as to have the right education whether formal or non-formal.

He urged youths to be better informed in order to make better decisions on their future choice of career, because according to him, more knowledge means more power.

He counselled participants on the need to keep an open mind, asserting that there is no ‘Yes or No’ answer until one grows up by graduating successfully.

Mr. Awe noted that with the desire, knowledge and right thinking, career success is both straightforward and possible.

He further gave participants a career outline on how to make the best out of it, saying that though it is usually challenging, career especially in IT is exciting and rewarding, but needs requisite knowledge and practical skills.

“Avoid ‘bandwagon’ or ‘feel good’ peers and shun ‘get-rich quick’ scheme,” he cautioned, asserting that career in IT is well-respected profession with excellent prospects.

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