13 January 2013

Nigeria: LASPOTECH Official Calls for Regulation, Sanction of Computer Centers

Mr Yakubu Bankole, the Assistant Director, Human Capacity Development, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, has called for the regulation of computer training centres in the country and sanction of illegal ones.

Bankole told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Lagos on Saturday that illegal computer training centres posed a serious challenge to accredited institutions.

He said that many of the unregistered centres did not have qualified engineers, equipment and manpower to give people proper training.

Bankole said that lack of awareness and regulation had, however, made such centres to thrive and enjoy patronage.

"Our major challenge is the roadside computer centres; they are everywhere and people don't know the difference between the qualified and unqualified centres.

"Lack of regulation is a setback for the computer engineers, there must be standard, sanctions and penalty in this profession.

"The roadside computer centres continue to operate without any license," he said.

Bankole said that LASPOTECH Konsult had started its 2013 computer training at an affordable amount to get people acquainted with the modern world.

He urged the public to take advantage of the opportunity as the world was becoming computerised.

"The programme is part of our strategy to generate more fund internally for the institution," he said.

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