Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Horizons eyes 10 new IT centres

Global computer training institute, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Inc., is planning to set up 10 new computer education centres in the country.

Director, Middle East and Africa (MEA), Mr. Jamal Suboh, told newsmen in Lagos, while on a working visit that this is part of the firm’s strategic plans to broaden the scope of training programmes with a view to empowering thousands of Nigerians for professional careers.

He said New Horizons which already has presence in over 150 countries globally is determined to improve its operations in the country, for market growth.

Suboh also said the company would be introducing its Mentored Learning, which offers flexibility of training for all categories of students along with the expansion of the ultra-modern new training centres to be set up in all the geo-political zones in Nigeria.

He noted that the projects when completed will attract revenue for the company to the tune of about $10 million within the next few years.

“Our medium term objective is to have at least 10 more training centres established here since the Nigerian market still has the potential for growth,” he said.

Suboh attributed this to more accessibility of these centres which is very important to deliver the trainings.

“We are integrating the Mentored Learning into our training modules in order to cater for the varying training needs of all categories of students. It is a flexible training that is already being run in about 250 other centres globally,” Suboh said.

He explained that the various centres will be managed with the latest training solutions that will enable sponsors of candidates, particularly corporate organizations, to assess the performance of students in class work and skill acquisition as a means of ensuring that they have a deep understanding of the emerging technologies and software as well as their application to business operations.

ITRealms Online recalls that last year alone, New Horizons invested about N500 million in Nigerian universities under its ICT Infotainment programme through which over 5,000 undergraduates benefited to improve their IT skills.

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