Edtech Startup, Edufirst.ng and Canadian based job outsourcing firm, Jobminders Inc. have both signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a focus on capacity building and development of core skills that would be relevant in the future for Nigerian youths.
CEO/Co-founder of Edufirst.ng, Mr. Moses Imayi signed the MoU with Vice-President of Job Minders Inc., Mr. Charles Osazuwa during an event held at the startup’s office in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Mr Imayi expressed his excitement over the partnership, saying that it is the first in a series of international partnerships that Edufirst is working on. He also said the partnership would open up job opportunities and strengthen business collaboration in both countries – Nigeria and Canada, over the next 5 years.
“With the growing trend of job losses and skill gaps in the Nigerian labour market, Edufirst.ng remains committed to ensuring this deficits are addressed and the Nigerian labour market becomes more vibrant adopting relevant skill sets that resonates with the 21st century,” said Mr. Moses.
The partnership would also change the Nigerian narrative of education by providing a structured and standard platform that would bridge the skill gap between Nigeria and the rest of the world, and bring the sets of training locally. Furthermore, this platform would include an online virtual learning mobile app tagged Edufirst Tek Classes which will accommodate training programmes for fresh graduates, top level management and executives on core managerial skills.
Some of the training to be covered in the first phase of this partnership will include IT skills acquisition and certification in the following areas.
- Software development lifecycle management
- IT project management
- Business systems analysis
- Quality assurance analysis
- Cybersecurity knowledge management
- Robotics process automation
- Basic computer skills acquisition
- ‘Outcome based orientation, etc.
Also speaking about the partnership, Toyin Olatayo, Co-founder Edufirst.ng, said “this partnership would bring in so much to the economy and aid the provision of the necessary skills to the youths which will in turn drive growth.”
On his part, Charles Osazuwa, Vice-President, Jobminders Inc, says the partnership would “provide education that has relevance, and bring value to Young Nigerians, providing them with what they need to take their skills globally.”
This is also one of the things the partnership would be be providing – scholarship opportunities for potential students to Canadian Universities and job opportunities for Nigerians locally and abroad.
The platform – Edufirsttekclasses.com, is currently being worked on and should be ready in 3 months time alongside the first training centre for youths.
Edufirst.ng is an online based platform that provides every individual with the necessary information about everything related to education in Nigeria and across the globe. The Edufirst platform gives schools access to manage their exam records, students’ information. It also provides a centralized learning platform where students can collaborate with each other as well as with their teachers.
About Jobminders Inc.
A Canadian based organisation, Jobminders has over the years remained committed to providing and enhancing the skill sets aimed at improving capacity. Jobminders Incorporated offers job placement services to support corporations and businesses in achieving its corporate goals. Over the years, it successfully placed exceptional individuals in the following specialisations; Accounting and finance, Information Technology, Engineering, Industrial and skilled trade and health care.
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