– Another Nigerian based in the United States is the pride of the country after establishing a polytechnic
– Oludare Akande, who runs an airline, said the institution’s aim is to equip Nigerians with the skills to compete internationally
– The 40-year-old computer genius, born in Oyo and multiple award-winning, said he wanted to “solve unemployment problems”
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40-year-old Nigerian-American Dr Oludare Akande explained why he established the American Polytechnic of Nigeria in Oyo State.
The native Oyo, who also owns an airline known as BellagioAir, said the polytechnic was established to address the country’s persistent unemployment problem.
Oludare, who has received numerous awards and honors across the world for his mastery of information technology (IT), said exclusively Legit.ng regional reporter Adewumi Adeoye on a phone call.
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He said the institution would tackle the problem by providing the necessary and relevant skills that are not available and therefore reducing the chances that Nigerians will be accepted for employment opportunities.
Standard program delivery will set Nigerian graduates apart
Oludare, who has worked in counseling for years in the United States, said the delivery of the study programs is what sets international schools apart because it is case-based, field-based and therefore provides solutions to the problems of society.
He noted that this is not available in Nigerian schools as it is only intended to educate students at the expense of fieldwork.
Akande lamented that no Nigerian student can develop software based on what is taught in school, unless they acquire additional knowledge elsewhere.
Computer engineering, which is no stranger to many multinational companies like Accenture, KPMG and others, said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with top schools abroad, a student exchange program , a data exchange program and a faculty exchange program.
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“You know most Nigerian schools want to educate people. But, we want to solve the unemployment problems. I went to all the great schools in the United States like Harvard and the like.
“And one thing I saw that stood out was the delivery of the curriculum. It was case-based, that is, the students went into the field and with your research documents, you found solutions.
“There is no computer science student in Nigeria today who can graduate and tell you that I am a software developer based on what he did in school. Anyone who develops code live must have learned it outside of the school curriculum.
“When we started to process the MoU, a marshal from one of the schools called me to bring the program and we found out that the last time they reviewed it was there. is 9 years old. In my experience from my consulting days, if you want to hire the best fit. “
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