Celebrating the world’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) Trained at New Horizons, Nigeria


Celebrating the world’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) Trained at New Horizons, Nigeria

IMG_8525In the world today, information and communications technology (ICT)has become the driver of world economy, this is because we are in the era of knowledge based, we have passed the industrial age, the Agricultural age and what have you. Frankly speaking the future of any nation today is based on how they are able to embrace ICT for development (ICT4D).This development comes with it an attendant benefit in job creation and economic growth.

In developed nations, they have advance in many of these things because they have the enabling environment not that they are more intelligent or better endowed intellectually than Nigerians, this is quite obvious when we see Nigerians who leave the shores of this nation and become great names in IT abroad.

With a lot of opportunities in ICT, Africa especially Nigeria which houses the largest number of black people in this part of the world is not known for any good thing ICT wise, that is the way the outside world sees us but today the story has gradually changed as we celebrate the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world produced from a leading IT training centre in Nigeria called New Horizons.

New Horizons has been in the fore of human capacity development through IT training. They have been rated by IDC as the number 1 ICT Training centre in the world and no wonder they were able to achieve this feat. They are also credited to be the first to integrate ICT certification-based training into secondary and tertiary institutions.

IMG_8536Little Master Tamilore Adekunle-Bello and Little Miss Mayode Oluwaremi both aged 8, pupil of Dansol nursery and primary school, Ikeja, Lagos are the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals in the world today. They got this brilliant achievement at MCP exam they sat on Saturday, 26th June, 2010.This is worth celebrating.

In an event where the two kids where honored recently in Lagos, the CEO of New Horizons, Mr. Tim Akano whose passion for youth development through ICT training was quite obvious in his narration of his experience and how he has decided to make a change in the lives of young Nigerians who he said are the future of the country through New Horizons training centers across the country. He stated that Nigerian kids have great potentials if only they could be directed aright through IT Empowerment.IMG_8541

IMG_8532In a related development, the Director of the schools, Madam A.A.Akinyemiju said they she wasn’t surprise that the school has produced the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional because it is in life with the vision of the school is  to train children who will stand out and be different to make a difference. She was happy that the partnership with New Horizons and Microsoft in this wise has produced a world feat worth celebrating.

In his comments at the event, Mr Dayo Talabi, the Business development manager (schools), New Horizons stated that New Horizons are determined to produce even more kids and youths that are IT professionals through their several programs at the centre. In a chat with the kids, I personally saw the intelligence of these kids and how conscience they were about the feat they have achieved through their speeches at the event.

IMG_8580In deed, this is worth celebrating as New Horizons has produced the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals in the world….Let the world stand up for us….

More importantly, we can do more if the enabling environment is provided for the youths of this nation.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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  1. mayode congratulation i am missing you oooooooo

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