Expert developer discovered coding while skipping classes in sec. school

For someone who used to evade school as a young secondary school student to spend time at cybercafés, Neo Ighodaro, a programmer, graphic designer, the CEO of Creativity Kills, CTO of Hotels.ng and co-founder Laravel Nigeria, sure did grow into a fine IT professional. Clearly skilled at juggling many hats and with his strong determination,… Read more Expert developer discovered coding while skipping classes in sec. school

Tech hub for people living with disabilities launches in Lagos

Project Enable Africa, a community development initiative that advocates for the rights and empowerment of persons with disabilities in Africa, has launched a disability-friendly digital hub. The project, which is supported by the United States government through the Alumni Engagement Innovation Funds and the US Consulate Small Grant, is aimed at promoting the access of… Read more Tech hub for people living with disabilities launches in Lagos

The struggles of student entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities

Once upon a time, attending a university and graduating with a good degree was all you needed to secure a good job in Nigeria. Today, things have changed, good jobs are scarce and a university degree no longer guarantees one. Unfortunately, universities in Nigeria are still not keeping up with this change. Even though the… Read more The struggles of student entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities

4 reasons why we should kill the open office plan

When collaboration is consistently pitted against productivity in the workplace, problems arise. For employees like Sylvia who have to spend extra hours working at home despite long hours in the office, the open office plan simply does not work. The open office layout, which was developed to foster effective communication and creativity amongst employees, has… Read more 4 reasons why we should kill the open office plan

Lagos-based SMEs are embracing the remote work culture and it’s working

“Won’t you go to work today?” If you have to answer this question or a different version of it frequently, especially with the suspicious glare that it typically comes with, then you probably belong to the league of remote workers. Well, in this part of the world, that could also make you some sort of… Read more Lagos-based SMEs are embracing the remote work culture and it’s working

How relevant is a computer science degree to a career in ICT?

Last year, Amina (not real name), a prospective computer programmer who participated in the Andela boot camp decided that her four-year-old son will not attend a Nigerian tertiary institution. She is grooming him to become a software developer and believes he will be better off spending four years as an Andela fellow rather than schooling… Read more How relevant is a computer science degree to a career in ICT?

A case for personalised learning in the Nigerian educational system

Despite rapid technological changes that have transformed the way we live and work; Nigerian classrooms have remained resistant to this change. Recently, Silicon Valley’s celebrated style of learning was validated by a research that proved personalised learning more effective than the traditional model of education.  Personalised learning recognizes that all children are unique, hence… Read… Read more A case for personalised learning in the Nigerian educational system

How well-paid are software developers in Nigeria?

Ever asked yourself this same question? We attempted to answer it by putting together an anonymous survey. Based on the random responses we have gotten to our inquiries so far, we have deduced some useful insights about the work-life of software developers in Nigeria. Software developers dominate the Nigerian tech space   Our survey suggests… Read more How well-paid are software developers in Nigeria?

Will Africa’s first ICT University live up to its aims?

The controversial Information Communication and Technology (ICT) University of Nigeria which will be the first of its kind in Africa was recently approved by the Federal Executive council. Even though the university is expected to commence activities in September, very little is known about how exactly it will run From information gathered, especially comments by… Read more Will Africa’s first ICT University live up to its aims?