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Microsoft IT Academy to benefit 100 secondary schools in Anambra

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In a committed effort to empower its citizens, especially educational institutions with IT tools and knowledge, the Anambra State government is partnering with the software giant , Microsoft on IT education termed Microsoft IT academy aimed to enable institutions to offer a world-class curriculum to help students utilise the latest Microsoft technologies while learning about information technology and earning Microsoft technology certifications. The programme also links academic learning to real world job skills, thus allowing students to graduate with the IT skills that they would need to advance in their future careers with minimal adjustment in the working world.

The Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi who disclosed this recently to Anambra Journalist's Forum (AJF) shortly a facility tour of the state noted that very soon, the Anambra state will turn into a 21st century knowledge economy with a pool of students who will graduate with very best in software incubators. According to Obi who has been preaching capacity building, each school under the scheme will get 50 PCs which has not fully commenced. Karrox Nigeria will be responsible for the overall management the 6 new IT Academies. The organization will work closely with Microsoft to ensure that these Academies are ready and operational by ensuring that all hardware and software requirements are met and that the schools' teachers are fully ICT trained.

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