Sterling Bank, IBM, Nexford University to empower African students

Anna Johnston
12.11.2019·1 min read

Washington DC-based Nexford University has announced two collaborations with IBM and Sterling Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks.

The university says the partnerships with IBM and Sterling Bank is aimed at preparing African youths on the skills needed for today’s workforce. Nexford University will leverage its graduate and undergraduate degrees along with the IBM Digital – Nation Africa programme – to up-skill students, including Sterling Bank employees.

IBM’s flagship skills development programme aims to accelerate Africa’s digital literacy and empower youths in the continent by developing their technology and innovation skills and addressing three major gaps: skills, innovation and jobs.

Dipo Faulkner, IBM Country General Manager, West Africa, “At IBM, being a trusted company means going beyond the technology we offer.

We work with key institutions, such as Nexford, to address the societal impact of digital technology; leveraging our investment education with platforms such as IBM Digital – Nation Africa."
About the Author

Anna Johnston

Anna Johnston is an award-winning Head of Content, who tells galvanizing stories with a creative team at Nexford.

Anna was the overall Award 2020 winner for the business case: Satya Nadella at Microsoft: Instilling a Growth Mindset, with Professor Herminia Ibarra and Aneeta Rattan. She is formerly a writer at London Business School, consistently ranked among the world’s best its MBA.

Anna’s work has been published in Forbes, Thomson Reuters, Huffington Post, HR Magazine, the Financial Times, and thought-leading firms such as Accenture and McKinsey & Company.

Anna is a speaker, coach, and presenter. More information about her can be found on LinkedIn.

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