I studied B.Sc Economics at Federal University Lafia and graduated in 2017. I developed interest in Data Science early last year and started taking little steps towards getting a scholarship. I started making friends with graduates of computer science when I realised I needed a background knowledge of Programming. I started teaching myself SQL and Python in my spare time while still seeking scholarships. I met Professor Adesoji Adesugba after his speech at the Ukrainian open day in Nigeria and aired my concerns about how difcult it has been for me to get a scholarship in my desired course and how expensive it is. Through the help of the BEST center, I have recieved a scholarship to study Data Analysis in India. I am delighted because prior to our meeting I had madeseveral futile attempts to gain this scholarship being an Economics graduate and African. Thanks to the BEST Centre for making my dreams come true!
I am a graduate of Microbiology, founder Owinsmedia a multimedia company birthed after being trained by BEST centre as a graphics designer, from there I have been able to work on myself and increase my professionalism in terms of creative design and I’m currently diversifying this skill into photography, videography/cinematography and event management. I’m also teaching other young ones this skill as a way of giving back to the society. Owinsmedia we are known for creativity and professionalism. All this wouldn’t be possible without BEST centre. Kudos to all the administrative board.
As one of the participants, I had insight on all that it takes to efectively run a business either as a start-up or an already existing one. From research into the market and customer, record keeping, consistent upgrade on your passion and never loosing sight of your competitors. To all the sponsors, and tutors, thank you for this “Alagbapkade” “This has been my Golden Unicorn”
Hanifa Baba Sadiq
Let’s look at a typical Nigerian graduate scenario; You are forced to study a course you didn’t sign up for, If you do sign up for that course, you are being schooled through an outdated curriculum & teaching methods that doesn’t equip you for the Labour market. Getting an opportunity to be re-skilled at ACCI-BEST CENTRE, was a life changing experience for me. I feel more “refreshed” & fulflled because I have now been equiped with skills (digital marketing) that are relevant to this information age. Not just that, I have also been able to kick- start a business & join the clique of digital entrepreneurs.
Chollom Peter Pam
I am not really into photography which was my concern during my stay in BEST centre but BEST1000 was a startpoint. The entrepreneural lectures helped me to know how to relate with my client better in the business space, I grow Irish potatoes and ever since the experience we had at best centre things have signifcantly change
The program #BEST1000 is the best thing that has ever happened to me. With the skill I acquired from the program I have been consulting for both individuals, organizations and government agencies as a digital marketing specialist