The educational infrastructure of Nigeria has been developing in rapid strides since 1996. And today, a significant number of primary and secondary schools of the country has facilities for basic education in computer science (CS) and technology. This has empowered Nigerian students to avail the wide scope of career opportunities in CS and technology. Nigerian students who pass out from public or private schools in the country have often shown an inclination towards the streams of computer science (CS) and information technology (IT). Some of them have availed of this increasing opportunity in the Computer Science field and have become primary and secondary school teachers of computer science in Nigerian schools.

Career opportunities in CS and technology in Nigeria

In terms of academic and career opportunities in the Computer Science field within Nigeria, students have several options. Students can continue with higher education and enrol themselves in either M.Sc. Computer Science or Information Technology or even MCA (Masters in Computer Applications). For Nigerian students who wish to work and not study any further, the country has the following career opportunities in CS and technology:

  • Internet and communications technology trainer – With the advent of digitization and the outreach of the internet, several Internet and Communications Technology (ICT) training centres have sprung up in Nigeria. Teaching software development, computer networking, computer programming, and several other subjects have created massive career opportunities for Nigerians in these ICT training centres.
  • Banking sector jobs – Online and internet banking have surged in developing countries like Nigeria with the overall development of the economy. This is why digital technology has found its rightful place within the banking sector as well, leading to the creation of prospective career opportunities for Nigerians in the technology field even here.
  • Opportunities in Industry 4.0 – The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 has also hit the manufacturing sector of Nigeria. This has led to an increasing number of manufacturing and packaging centres adopting modern technologies like IoT and cloud computing. To maintain such highly technical systems, there is a pressing requirement for trained professionals, thus creating lucrative career opportunities in CS and technology for Nigerian graduates in the manufacturing sector.
  • Advanced technologies – Nigeria in the latter half of the first decade of the 21st century has seen a lot of start-ups in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, web development, robotics, database programming and such, which have created a lot of job opportunities in the Computer Science field for Nigerian graduates of B.Sc. in CS or IT.

Indian universities like Sharda University have state-of-the-art IT infrastructure for students to pursue their goals in becoming highly competent professionals in the fields of CS and IT. Since the Nigerian job market has been preferring graduates with a foreign degree from a highly accredited university much like Sharda University, the Global Scholarships of Sharda University provide a golden opportunity for Nigerian students to advance their career opportunities in CS and technology.

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