First name / Last name
Tim Olukayode Ajayi
fields of expertise
Techpreneur and Digital Creative Designer
I´m constantly looking for
Opportunities and Funding for my Ideas
I am Timothy Olukayode Ajayi, born in July 8, 1987- I studied Computer Engineering and ICT from the former Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Now D.S. Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori-Ewekoro, Ogun State but presently studying Communication Technology from one of Nigeria’s prestigious University in Osun State. I am a registered student on the e-Skills360 portal. I am Introducing and facilitating the establishment of ICWFD/e-Skills360 Nigeria. An entrepreneur, working as a service provider in the Digital Media and ICT industry, I am also the founder of Young Executives Africa (YEA), an Impact/Change Enterprises which encourages and equipping young Nigerians to create opportunities rather than waiting for others to create one for them through Print Media, Online Media and Broadcast Media.
An emerging public figure, conference speaker and author; after being and seeing how things operates in some other parts of the developed and developing world, my vision and dream drifted from being just successful to raising Successful, Financially free and Influential Young Individuals in Nigeria and Africa who will help turn things around and make positive impact in their immediate society.
One of my greatest dream is to own a Professional University which will focus strictly on Business, Media and Infocomm Technology education in Nigeria charging a very ridiculous fee (almost tuition free) yet, not breaching or lowering our standard which is to breed and equip the best and sought-after Professionals graduates, and be known as the prime in Africa.
My research shows that unemployment in Nigeria is not because there are no jobs but because therere some things wrong with our tertiary educational system. Here are few things I discovered: (1) Quality Education is very expensive in Nigeria. (2) Outdated courses are still being taught in our tertiary Institutions making graduates unemployable because they lack the 21st century skills required by employers. (3) Practical Skills are not taught in schools: Students go to school; learn theories; study hard only to pass exams; graduate with good grades, then joins the unemployed hordes who are in search for jobs. Schools are not preparing students to be creators of opportunities and solvers of economy challenges and societal underdevelopment. (4) We put the cart before the horse. Students should have the skills first before being certified and not awarding degrees without having the necessary skills and experiences. I guess that is why Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, a one-time Governor; Central Bank of Nigeria once said that Nigerian graduates are unemployable. I am facilitating the establishment of e-Skills360 Nigeria. E-Skills360 is an e-learning portal, a UN GAID flagship initiative which will give Nigerians the access to over 3000 state-of-the-art Skills and certification-level Information Technology, Business and Professional Development courses FOR FREE through sponsorships by individuals, companies, foundations, and government. The platform will equip girls and boys, women and men with the 21st century employability skills so that they are ready to compete in the global economy. The well-trained individuals will attract multi-national, local and corporate investments into the local economy. The raised talented workforce who will not only become sought-after which companies can hire skilled employees from, but also, those who will create jobs for others rather than waiting for government to create one for them.View More