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APTECH launches next-gen I.T program for new-age Nigeria

By Guardian Nigeria
01 December 2021   |   10:43 am
Nigeria's ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector has grown from less than 1% of GDP in 2001 to almost 10% of GDP today. Nigeria has also surpassed South Africa to emerge as a premier investment destination with 55 active tech hubs raising a total of US$ 94.9 million. The country is also Africa's biggest technology market and accounts for 26% of internet users in Africa, with 154.3 million internet users in December 2020. The tech sector's growth offers new possibilities for Nigeria's growing labour force in employment and entrepreneurship.

~ Gain employment opportunities by learning New-Age I.T. Skills with Aptech’s all new Career Program ~

Nigeria’s Emerging ICT Industry.

Nigeria’s ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector has grown from less than 1% of GDP in 2001 to almost 10% of GDP today. Nigeria has also surpassed South Africa to emerge as a premier investment destination with 55 active tech hubs raising a total of US$ 94.9 million. The country is also Africa’s biggest technology market and accounts for 26% of internet users in Africa, with 154.3 million internet users in December 2020. The tech sector’s growth offers new possibilities for Nigeria’s growing labour force in employment and entrepreneurship.

The Nigerian tech sector has benefitted from entrepreneurs moving to the country to set up companies in home country. Since then, tech firms have been established in energy, agriculture, banking, transportation, logistics, health, and finance. In addition, several large tech companies have emerged over the past few years; these have attracted international attention and funding. This has also resulted in rising demand for the recruitment of Tech professionals and freshers.

The Future of Technology in Nigeria. 

Nigeria’s tech sector has often found creative solutions to fill gaps left by the state. The fourth industrial revolution is the digital transformation in manufacturing/production and related industries, representing a new stage in the organization and control of the industrial value chain. The Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Factories, Cyber-Physical Systems and Big Data are driving the future project – solutions must be ever faster, more diverse, more flexible, and more intelligent. The adoption of new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data, IoT etc., is the key to staying relevant and accelerating business.

How to stay relevant in the emerging Tech industry? 

As currently, every industry is inclined towards technologies. Therefore, being tech literate is equally essential and need of the hour. The truth is that technology is replacing the need for human workers at an alarming rate. It’s predicted that up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation. Technology presents wonderful opportunities but also carries the threat that a professional is no longer needed. Hence, skilling and upskilling with the right technologies has become vital to sustaining this emerging Tech industry. 

How Aptech is helping students & professionals to skill and upskill? 

Aptech in Nigeria has recently launched a new curriculum of Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering (ADSE). The course helps students/professionals to choose from a wide range of Specialisations like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, IoT, Open-Source Technologies with .NET, Java, Oracle, and Networking. ADSE is a flagship and complete career-oriented program to prepare students for today’s ICT Industry. The course introduces Responsive website development, Application programming, Enterprise Apps development, Oracle Database Administration, IoT Application Development, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and a lot more. These new-age skills will help students and professionals to stay relevant and develop employment opportunities in the trending tech job market.  

Now is the time to embrace the change and make professionals indispensable and trendsetters with the right I.T. Skills.

Degree Pathway and study abroad opportunities.

Aptech considers the growth of its student as the primary goal. Therefore, the principal objective of Aptech is to empower students with job-oriented I.T. skills and create a pathway for Degree qualifications with study abroad opportunities. Therefore, Aptech has collaborated with World-Class Universities and Education institutions from across the globe to enable Aptech students to gain an international degree via Credit Transfer Facility (CTF)

Our preferred educations are Middlesex University (London), Lincoln University College (Malaysia) and NCC Education (UK). Such associations help Aptech students to transfer their ADSE credits to the Final year of Degree programs in U.K., Malaysia, Dubai, Malta, Australia, or Ireland

Aptech – A Global Education & Skill Training Provider

With over 35 years of strong experience in the training and skilling, Aptech is a pioneer in the education and training business with a significant global presence. Ever since its commencement in 1986 and with a current presence of over 800 centres across 40 countries, Aptech has effectively ventured into diverse sectors ranging from IT training, media & entertainment, and pre-school segment amongst others. Aptech has 22 years of glorious presence in Nigeria with over 30 centers across major cities like Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Kaduna, Calabar, Uyo, Awka, Ota, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Abeokuta, Alagbole, Owerri, Umuahia and many more.

For more details write to us at enquiry@aptech-ng.com or visit: www.aptech-ng.com 

Source: OC&C Consulting, 2018, Usman, Choi, & Dutz, 2019, internetworldstats.com, cgdev, bbc.com.

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