- As the Covid-19 pandemic broke, a Nigerian man with his friends came together and started a coding school
- The Nigerian man said that their main mission is to one day have a university where one can get skilled
- Many who reacted to his tweets and beautiful pictures of the school commended the efforts
A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @Danjo_Oosha has said that as Covid-19 pandemic happened, his friends and him used the opportunity to fill a gap in the Nigerian tech sector.
He gave the names of his friends as Olayinka Olaoye, Liasu Akindele, and Omotayo Isreal. He said that the decision to start the school was borne out of the knowledge that talent could be Africa’s next crude oil.
After they had all pooled funds and experience together, the school called Pediforte Coding Academy became a reality.
Located at Akobo in Ibadan, the man noted that the capital city of Oyo state is fast becoming a tax haven for startups.
Sharing beautiful pictures of the facility, he said that the longtime dream is to have an unconventional university where people come to learn real-life skills.
He added that if everything goes well, they could become a university someday. In his tweets, he also said the academy is starting with six courses.
See his thread below:
Below are people's reactions:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man with the Twitter name, Chris Sean, said that learning how to code saved his life.
In a post on the micro-messaging site, he chronologically gave a summary of how his life has been.
Sean said five years ago, he was very homeless. Years after that, his situation slightly improved as he started staying in a closet.
In 2018, he upgraded and started living in a master bedroom. 2019 was better as he officially moved into his first real apartment.
On Friday, September 4, Sean said that he would be moving into his first house in some weeks’ time, and on Saturday, September 5, he would buy a brand new car. The man said learning how to code really rebranded his life.
In other news, a Nigerian man, Ekene Ashinze, achieved great success despite the trying time caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
On Monday, August 3, Ekene announced that he got employed by Microsoft as a software engineer, a job he started three months ago.
He said that it was an awesome opportunity working with the company as he has been able to “meet and work with a lot of great minds”.