Monday, August 29, 2011

Student Wins Microsoft Business Solutions Contest

A Nigerian university student, Miss Zulikhat Ibrahim, has won the Microsoft Business Solutions national competition.

Zulikhat, a student of the Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, beat many contestants from various tertiary institutions in a National Microsoft's Office Suite IT competition to emerge best with a score of 923 out of a total of 1,000 in Advance Excel 2007 within a time frame of 17 minutes, 2 seconds.

The Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of New Horizons, Mr. Tim Akano lauded the performances of the newly licensed students and assured the university management that the results were just tip of the iceberg.

Akano who was present at the ICT certificate presentation ceremony which took place on the campus along with Mr. Bolaji Olaoye, the company's GM in charge of Universities Operations pledged that New Horizons would produce more IT skilled students.

He stated that the national competition is an annual event which is anchored by Readmanna Ventures Ltd towards establishing the practical soundness of Nigerian youths in Microsoft Business Solutions Suites skills which are ever in top demand by employers.

Akano said about 40 students of the institution whose International Certificates (IC) had earlier arrived from various international IT and E-Business Technology Vendors abroad were presented with their different IC in Oracle, EC- Council Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, Multimedia/Web Design and Microsoft office suites.

Speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Professor KA Okeleye congratulated the internationally certified students and affirmed that these extra qualifications have further boosted the future employability and entrepreneurship opportunity of the awardees.

He said the realization of the need to extend the extra quality that Crescent University has to offer humanity generally is what informed the open-door policy of the University admission system which does not discriminate against Christian youths who seek enrolment to the institution.

Daily Trust

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