At age six, Damilare Akano is Africa’s youngest Microsoft Specialist in the Certiport international certification examination.
The examination was organised by New Horizons Nigeria, a subsidiary of New Horizons in the United States, the world’s largest ICT training organisation, at its just-ended summer camp in Lagos, Vanguard Nigeria reports.
Out of 200 pupils, the six-year-old Nigerian student emerged first in the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 examinations. The exam was scored over 1000 points and Damilare scored 871points.
The primary one pupil was followed immediately by a 10-year-old boy, Master Toluwalese Ayoola Kwaku with 825 points while Kolawole Praise Akano, an eight-year-old, came in third with 800 points.
According to the Vanguard, the top three winners are all students of Scholar Crest International in Lagos, one of the many educational institutions supported by New Horizon.
Managing Director of New Horizons, Tim Akano, said the accomplishment of the six-year-old Damilare as Africa’s 2019 youngest Microsoft Certified Office Specialist is no mean feat even though it was much anticipated due to the adequate training he received from New Horizons.
The company, as part of its aims, seeks to bridge the ICT gap in Nigeria. To that effect, the company has trained almost 75% of Nigeria’s ICT professionals.
In Nigeria, New Horizons equips over 50,000 pupils yearly in over 100 schools and 15 universities to achieve academic success, the Nation line reports.
The month-long summer camp, dubbed ‘Nextgen IT Experts’ and facilitated by the Learning Systems Institute, New Horizons, trained its participants on a wide range of Information and communication technology like Microsoft, Multimedia, Robotics Engineering, Drone Technology, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Coding, among others.
source: Face2Face Africa
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