Interswitch Woos Computer Science Students on Certification
Students of Computer and Information Sciences at Covenant University have been charged to take advantage of the benefits of becoming Certified Payment Professional, particularly those introduced by Interswitch Limited.
The Head, e-Learning Strategy and Advisory Services, Interswitch Limited, Lagos, Ms. Esther Moore-Obioha, gave the charge on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, as a guest speaker at the Town and Gown Interaction put together by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
Moore-Obioha stated that when completed, the certification programme would among other things; make the students sought-after professionals. “As graduates, young professionals or entrepreneurs, you have the opportunity to climb the career ladder faster than your peers and become a sought-after certified Payment Professional by taking this Payment Certification Progressively,” she explained.
The guest speaker, who spoke on, “E-Payment System in Nigeria: Enhancing the Employability of Graduates through Hands-on Industry Specified Programmes,” further unveiled the benefits of Interswitch e-learning and certification programmes.
Aside becoming a Certified Payment Professional, the student, she said, would have six-month pre-NYSC internship and job placements for excellent performance both in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. They would also have opportunities to connect with captains in the payment industry; earn industry recognition, become an Ambassador of Interswitch by scoring 90 percent in all the e-learning programmes and get connected with professionals through the Interswitch e-learning community.
Also speaking at the event, the Product Manager, Interswitch Limited, Ms Khadijah Abu, encouraged the participants, who were mainly students of the department to have the understanding and take advantage of e-payment evolution which she described as digital disruption.
The Head, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Dr. Victor Osamor, explained that the purpose of Town and Gown was for the University to have connection with the industry and for students to have an idea of what obtains in the industry.