e-Business Life Communication Limited in Collaboration with New Horizons Nigeria

e-Business Life Communication Limited in Collaboration with New Horizons Nigeria
18 May
Until 18 May

e-Business Life Communication Limited in Collaboration with New Horizons Nigeria

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As part of activities to mark the International Girls in ICT Day 2017 organised by eBusiness Life Communication Limited, students from participating schools had to take part in an App Development competition that was expected to produce three winners.

The Competition, held in partnership with New Horizons Nigeria, an IT institute which trained the students on basic App development, took place on May 18, 2017.

The students were given three-hour crash training on App development using App Inventor software was and subsequently a competition set. Performance of the students showed the potential inherent in the young students. Only SS1 (equivalent of grade 10) students participated in the competition.

After the training which was undertaken by New Horizons instructor, the competition commenced. The Assignment was: “Create an App that welcomes the user to your school. Create six buttons with a table arrangement with each saying two words about your school.”

Each of the schools succeeded in creating an App that that announced the school to visitors. Baptist Girls High School won the keenly coveted first position.

After the competition, each of the students got a copy of the book “App Inventor 2” for creating Android Apps. New Horizons also impacted a course that would have cost thousands of naira, knowledge of App development using App inventor. 18 students from 8 schools participated in the training while the competition had two students representing each school.

Although some of the students have had a hands-on practice in using ICT tools, the training was an eye-opener for them. According to the students, the training stirred up the quest to engage in further studies on ICT innovations.

Organising the training and competition by eBusiness Life Limited was meant to bridge a digital gap in some of these schools and encourage the school administrations to continue in that stead.

The students and accompanying teachers were treated with refreshment after the competition.

e-Business Life Communication Limited

6/13/2017

Africa, Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

The Grand Finale of the sixth edition of the International Girls in ICT Day in Nigeria was celebrated on Thursday, June 13, 2017 by e-Business Life Communication Limited. The date was different from the global date because students in Nigeria were still on the Easter vacation as at April.

The event took place at the Lagos Oriental Hotels, Lekki-Lagos.  A total of 100 Senior Secondary School (SS1) Girls (equivalent of Grade 10) from 10 schools attended from both government (public) and private schools across Lagos state.

The theme of this year’s edition was in line with ITU’s theme “Expanding Horizons, Changing Attitudes.”  Activities of the day included talks by the Minister of Communications Technology, Barrister Adebayo Shittu and the Chief Executive Officer, MainOne Company, Funke Opeke, who was represented by the company’s marketing manager, Jumoke Akande.

Other Speakers were Adeyinka Adeyomo, a female Vendor Management Specialist at Vodacom Business Nigeria; Jeti Olafimihan, Brand Manager, SystemSpecs Ltd; Mrs. Gozy Ijogun, Managing Director, TD Mobile; and Moradeke Aintola, Service Desk Manager , at Computer Warehouse Group.

These seasoned professionals took time to demystify careers in technology and made the young girls see why a career in technology is worth considering by telling their own stories. This also made the girls see first-hand women who have succeeded in ICT.

There was also a Quiz competition, which was focused on the STEM subjects. Prizes were presented to the first three winners of both the quiz and those of the app inventor competition, which took place earlier in May.

In continuation of what we began in 2013, the induction of deserving women ICT professionals into the Tech Women Hall of Fame (Award Ceremony); three women were inducted this year for their roles in the development of ICT in Nigeria. They include, the Managing Director of Nigeria Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Mrs. Abimbola Alale; the Managing Director of Digital Jewels Limited, Mrs. Adedoyin Odunfa and The Managing Director of Read Manna, Mrs. Edna Agusto, for their roles in ICT development in Nigeria.

From the feedback forms filled out by the students and guests, participants at the event unanimously agreed that no career should be regarded as “made for men,” and more awareness should be created to sensitize more girls. They also agreed that females all over the world should challenge themselves to do the unimaginable, achieve the unthinkable and bridge the gender digital gap with passion in whatever they do.

e-Business Life Communication Limited in Collaboration with Vodacom Business Nigeria

6/29/2017

Africa, Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

The facility visit to Vodacom Business Nigeria

As part of the incentive for the first prize winner in the App Development and the competitions in the just concluded 2017 edition of the International Girls in ICT Day Celebration organized by eBusiness Life Communication Limited, a field trip to the Corporate office of Vodacom Business Nigeria was undertaken by some female students from the winning school.

The field trip, held on June 29, 2017, afforded the 20 female students from the school, Baptist Girls High (BGH) School, accompanied by the school principal, Mrs Eunice Akanji and ICT Instructor, Oladapo Kayode of the opportunity of being trained in ICT related fields. The students were chosen from Senior Secondary one (SS1, an equivalent of Grade 10) class, comprising Art, Commercial and Science students.

The training, which among others, was aimed at encouraging more female students to choose a career in ICT, also provided the students with first-hand experience of new technologies that are driving the world’s largest economies. These include Machine-To-Machine (M2M); Cloud services, and Simulation, among others.

Senior Product Manager, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Funke Atanda took the students on a journey through the technologies that will shape the future and encouraged them to ensure that they are well equipped with ICT know-how so as to be part of the future digital revolution.

She further challenged them on innovativeness, pointing out that Nigeria needs females who can innovate and conceptualise ICT services that will help the country align and compete favourably with the global community.

She enumerated future technology trends to include Internet of Things (IoT) and smart Home Technologies; Automated and Virtual Realities; Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and Automation/Robotics.

Others include Humanised Big Data; Physical and Digital Integration and Everything On-Demand.

The students had a practical hands-on experience on Virtual Reality.

Other mentors who spoke to the girls included Senior Manager, Human Resources, Olajumoke Mustapha; Vendor specialist, Yinka Adeyomo and Business Development Accounts Manager, Emmanuella Obanya.

Thereafter, the students were taken on facility tour and further enlightenment of the company’s operations and Server Room.

Gift packs and lunch were distributed to the students.

The students expressed happiness at the opportunity the field trip afforded them to be better informed and educated on the various career paths in ICT.

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