Want to code? The Codeplus Software Academy will pay you to learn

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October 12, 2015
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Codeplus Software Academy’s vision is to make Nigeria a Global Software Development and Outsourcing hub. By 2020 they want to have trained 10,000 youths: " Our mission is to create wealth and employment by empowering youths with software engineering knowledge”, says founder, Mr. Abiodun Oke.

“We have identified 4 main areas of software engineering that we want to focus on, which are UI/UX design and development, Mobile app development, Enterprise/Web app development, Big Data Analytics. We are starting with full time intensive training and over time introduce other flexible options”, he added.

The veteran IT Professional believes that growth of startups and enterprise in technology industry can only happen if there are youths with grounded knowledge in software engineering in Nigeria. He noted that universities in Nigeria have not been able to provide adequate knowledge in software engineering to computer science graduates, as there has also been many barriers including cost and convenience in learning to code today. Codeplus Software Academy was established to overcome these barriers.

Codeplus Software Academy claims  its training is 100% practical and project-based and at the end of every training batch, students will have the opportunity to secure employment as intermediate level software engineers at leading enterprise and startup firms as well as innovate solutions ready for suitable investors.

In addition, students are provided with free lunch and snacks with paid monthly allowances as incentives to stay focused on the training program.

Codeplus will not be the first to try out this model of paying students to learn software development, as Iyin Aboyeji's Andela pioneered the model in Africa.

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