According to a press statement by SysteSpecs, the software company has demonstrated its commitment to develop the nation’s technology ecosystem by investing resources in young talents through the facilitation of rigorous coding sessions for the students.
According to the organisers of the training, students were drawn from over 18 different schools from nine states and FCT in Lagos and Abuja for two weeks.
The training, tagged Remita Summer Coding Camp, was facilitated by Techquest Academy, charged with the training of people on coding, by using robots and other gadgets.
John Obaro, managing director and CEO of SystemSpecs, said the summer coding was organised to engage the students and build their skills and create in them the desire to be creative and innovative while guiding them towards exploring the world of technology.
“We just saw this coding camp as part of the opportunity to work with the kids and show them what the future is and encourage them to embrace software development since everything around us these days is technology-enabled. So being able to give these young ones the opportunity to understand what it is and being ready to take over the future of technology,” he said.
Olumide Aderewale, Techquest operations manager and one of the facilitator at the summer camp, pledged the company’s commitment towards a continuous follow-up on the students after the summer camp.
“This is just an introduction to whet the appetite of the students and also to create a hunger for them to learn. With this training, they will able to think creatively, work collaboratively and even build simple solutions.
“After the two weeks intensive session, they will also grow with the support of follow-up from us and their parents who will support them by getting the necessary resources. On our part, we have a link posted online that the kids can continue to learn under our tutelage”, he said.