Coven Works, a Nigerian-American Information Technology company, is collaborating with French School to help Nigerians advance learning in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business and Ethics.
The partnership was announced by Olusola Amusan, the Chief Executive Officer of Coven Works in Abuja.
Amusan said the institution, Aivancity School for Technology, Business and Society, Paris-Cachan, Paris, was built around three cores areas – AI, Business and Ethics of the 21st century.
He said the school was focusing on developing the capacity of humans, organisations to address economic and social challenges related to the exploitation of data and AI’s potential.
“Globalisation is forcing companies to hire humans from all countries in highly skilled occupations like data science and AI, hence the need for these sort of partnerships with a top French institution.
“Most business schools have rigid admission requirements, they mostly require that students have a background in certain fields before admission can be guaranteed but our partner is open to students from various disciplinary backgrounds like literary, economy, science and more.
“The school offers an update guarantee that enables graduates take courses and continue to have access to online courses, media library and many resources even upon graduation.
“This largely contributes to accomplishing the mandate of the school’s value which provides a guide to graduates throughout their professional career and strengthening their professional integration,” he said.
Amusan said that the school offered the Grande École programme (higher education programme), which included a course such as Building Fundamentals and Deepening knowledge of AI handled by Microsoft.
According to him, the course spans two years with the third year of an apprenticeship programme.
Amusan said the course was open to persons with a background in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering sciences, economics or management with a certificate issued by an international higher education institution.
He said that admissions into the second year of the Grande École Programme was open to graduates with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering sciences, economics and management from any business or engineering school.
“The third year of such programme is offered as an apprenticeship or professionalism contract in study-work dual system manner with tuition fees paid by the host company.
“Another programme is a Bachelor of Science on Applied AI which also runs for three years and admissions are open to students holding a general university Bachelor’s degree or any other international diploma.
“More programmes include a Master’s of Science in Machine Learning for Business Intelligence and this includes a one week trip to Silicon Valley.
“There is also a continuing professional development certification for companies and public organisations and customised in a remote model,” he said.
Other courses include certifications in Data Science and Modelling, Neural Network and Deep Learning, AI and Data Science for Managers, AI and Data Science for Marketing, AI and Big data Management for Chief Information and Technology Officers.
He said that the organisation was helping Nigerians facilitate careers in the available courses, and urged interested individuals to log on to-http://www.Covenworks.com/aivancity for more information.
Mr Tobi Ricketts, the Regional Manager of the school reiterated that Africa would be the next frontier of the digital revolution in the world.
According to Ricketts, this is already evident in groundbreaking solutions developed by talents in Africa and huge talent acquisitions by major players in tech.
He said, “The heart of Aivancity’s development work in Africa is contributing to the preparedness of its teeming talents for technological and societal impacts and development of responsible practices in AI.
“Our partnership with Coven Works, one of the leading AI boot camps in Nigeria is evidence of our commitment to achieve these audacious goals.”
Some of the objectives of Coven Works include focusing on preparing the workforce for the future of work, shaping the growing adoption of AI in the workplace, expansion of the workforce to include both on-and off-balance-sheet talents and ensuring remarkable IT global transformation at the grassroots.