TechInAfrica – The new partnership between the edutech non-profit organization, Coderina, and the University of Lagos is aimed at youth polishing its skill for their future career with the ‘Coderina Project Fair’.
If successful, the project will leverage students’ creativity and entrepreneurial skills by their showcase of a final university project that reflects on their innovative solution aligned with the industrial needs.
Quoting the World Economic Forum, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said, “The root of unemployment is not only a lack of jobs; a key underlying issue is also the inadequately educated workforce. And this challenge is likely to be amplified in the coming years due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by fast-paced technological progress combined with other socio-economic and demographic changes, which will further transform labor markets.” Hence the time to start to address skills shortages is now.”
Founder of Coderina, Mr. Ajayi said, “This partnership brings a unique dimension to academia-third sector collaboration where both organizations mutually benefit through research, knowledge-sharing and practical execution on research findings in the field of robotics, drones technology, AI, entrepreneurship, solve practical problems and unlock vast potential for impact at scale.”