Nigeria has come on the global scene in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, as 9-year-old Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo joined the global community of achievers, when he emerged one of the world’s youngest 2013 certified Microsoft Office Specialists for Office Word 2010.
Jomiloju, a primary 6 pupil of Role Model School, owned by DayStar Christian Centre, Ikosi road, Oregun, Ikeja Lagos, broke the record created in 2012 by 10-year-old JSS1 pupil, Seyi-Ojo Anjolaoluwa, who was adjudged the youngest Nigerian and one of the youngest people in the world to have become a Microsoft certified professional.
Jomiloju wrote the July 2013 diet of the examination while in primary 5 after passing all the preparatory stages leading to the final examinations following intense teachings in school and trainings he received from United Global Resources Ltd, an accredited ICT training firm. Mr Odion Oyakhire, the centre manager in charge of the school noted that his firm, “encourages pupils to learn ICT and get certified”. Odion explained that his firm coordinates the certification examinations for different schools and was proud to associate with Jomiloju and Role Model School on this feat. He said that the certification examination is an online real-time examination.
Preparatory to setting this new record in Nigeria for the certification examination, Jomiloju had led his school to glory in June 2013, when Role Model School won an ICT quiz competition where 15 schools participated in Lagos. The competition was put together by a leading ICT firm, United Global Resources Limited (UGRL).
Examination score report of Jomiloju showed that he scored 769 points, 69 points higher than the required 700 to be recognised as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and awarded the certificate of excellence dated August 2, 2013, for proficiency in office word 2010 (77 -881 exam ref: 16493220).