Semicolon Africa, a workforce development company combining the future of learning and the future of work, is excited to announce its partnership with ipNX Nigeria Limited, a leading Information and Communications Technology company in Nigeria. The partnership aims to support Semicolon’s mission of building the individuals and businesses that will build Africa, via high-quality internet services and connectivity provided by ipNX.
As a technology provider addressing the challenge of internet connectivity, ipNX Nigeria Limited has taken a proactive step in supporting Semicolon’s community by providing affordable and reliable internet services. This enables learners undergoing Semicolons one-year techpreneurship program to access the necessary resources to build their skills and become global tech talent. The partnership will also empower startup founders at the Semicolon Ventures Lab to solve local and global problems.
According to Chibuzo Ekejiuba, Academic Lead at Semicolon Africa, “The partnership is exciting for us and our students, considering ipNX’s track record of excellence in delivering ICT solutions. Access to reliable and high-quality internet is crucial for our learners to explore the vast opportunities in the tech sector and build the skills necessary to become the next generation of tech leaders.” With Semicolon’s growing community of 700+ software engineers, Chibuzo added that this partnership will empower and foster a more suitable learning environment as Semicolon builds and solves problems for local and global businesses.
Mrs. Folashade Efiong-Bassey, Group Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services, ipNX Nigeria Limited, said the partnership with Semicolon Africa falls in line with ipNX’s strategic goal of “providing innovative solutions that meet the needs of every individual and contribute to the development of Nigeria’s technology ecosystem.” According to her, “by collaborating with Semicolon Africa, ipNX Nigeria Limited are not just offering internet services; we are investing in the future of our nation. Education and access to information are fundamental drivers of development, and ipNX is committed to bridging that digital future by providing affordable internet access to aspiring tech professionals and budding entrepreneurs.”
She added: “This initiative is a testament to our dedication to creating possibilities for the next generation of innovators and leaders to thrive, ensuring that the transformative power of technology is accessible to all, regardless of their background or circumstances.”
Through this strategic partnership, ipNX Nigeria Limited and Semicolon Africa demonstrate their shared commitment to promoting technological advancement and fostering opportunities for aspiring tech enthusiasts while blazing a path for the emergence of a diverse and innovative generation of software engineers in Nigeria.