Global technology leader, Cisco, has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening digital skills in the country as the company celebrates the establishment of 200 networking academies in Nigeria, making Nigeria the country with the highest number of Cisco NetAcads in Africa.

The Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides an ever-expanding community of students, employers, educators, NGOs and employees with the requisite technical and entrepreneurial skills required to transform the world for the better.

The celebratory event and demo session which had in attendance Francine Katsoudas, Chief People Officer, Cisco and other senior executives of Cisco, provided an opportunity for NetAcad students to demonstrate their training so far.

Demos showcased included a smart IoT solutions system, the assembling of a computer by students from Queens and Kings College, Lagos. Other interesting demos included a robotics demo by NetAcad students who won the National Robotics Competition as well as a demo from the runner-up of the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, who won a sum of $10,000 for their REALDRIP solution.

Commenting at the NetAcad demo and roundtable session, Olakunle Oloruntimehin, general manager of Cisco Nigeria and West African Countries, said, “At Cisco, we have come to understand that technology is truly powerful when combined with education. We are proud to saythat for over 20 years, the Cisco Networking Academy has impacted the lives of over 9 million students globally.