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SQI College of ICT launches second coding campus in Ibadan

By Ijeoma Thomas-Odia
30 April 2022   |   2:43 am
An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) school, Soft Quest Incorporation (SQI), has launched its second satellite coding campus in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Rector of the SQI College of ICT, Engr. Fredrick Aderinto (left); Director, Planning Research and Statistics – Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Dr. Ademola Adeniyi and Founder and CEO SQI ICT Consultants, Dr. Adeyemi Aderinto, at the launching of the Iwo Road campus of The SQI Coding School in Ibadan, Oyo State.

An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) school, Soft Quest Incorporation (SQI), has launched its second satellite coding campus in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The institution, which has been accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), according to the management of the college, has its main campus in Ogbomoso and the first satellite campus in Dugbe.

It launched the second coding campus at Iwo Road, beside Arisekola Mosque, on Saturday.

Speaking at the event, the Rector of the Institution, Engr. Fredrick Aderinto said the institution has been a gateway through which youths are getting great job opportunities as products of SQI to occupy great positions at global tech giant companies like Google and Facebook.

Aderinto said, “This is not our first in Ibadan, we have initially launched a branch in Dugbe about two years ago and due to our success, we decided to expand the college.

“Our goal is to make sure Africa is no more a spectator when it comes to the game of technology. We want to be a body that will encourage youths, in terms of job-readiness and all sorts, globally, so that they can fit into place immediately after they finish our schools.

“We have been around for 14 years. We have had products on Facebook, and Google, occupying very juicy positions. When they get there, they call on us asking for more of our products.”

We have been the gateway through which youths are passing through to great job opportunities,” he said.

Founder and CEO of SQI ICT Consultants, Adeyemi Aderinto, said the institution aims at changing the narrative by making ICT training affordable and attractive to draw more youths in.

“Nigerian youths are drawn to all things tech when they see it available to them, which is why we make it affordable and attractive by making our campuses look good and comfortable enough to make youths like it.”

“We have the professional programme, these are short term courses that can be taken by people who already have some level of degree like BSc, Ph.D., that now wants to include ICT. The enrolment is straightforward and the registration is smooth and affordable.

“We also have National Innovation Diploma, which is equivalent to the National Diploma, whereby students will have to take JAMB and select SQI as an institution and follow all other requirements from JAMB,” Aderinto explained.

Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, Seun Fakorede, represented by, Mrs. Margaret Ogundiran, noted that the institution has made Africa, especially Nigeria a pull of talents in the area of technology, just as he appreciated the management complementing the efforts of the government for empowering teeming youths in their area of ICT.

“I am elated at this new development and am happy because Aderinto is a man who has done so much in empowering youths, especially in terms of software and hardware development. We have a lot of guys who are on their own now and are doing very well.”

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