Ten Microsoft Certified Professionals have emerged from the partnership initiative between New Horizons, Queensland Academy and Microsoft.

With these certifications, they will be able to single handedly network systems, trouble shoot on the computer and do many other things, with competencies in the area of Client End Operating system of the Microsoft business solution tool.

Addressing teachers, parents and other students at the school's premises in Lagos on Thursday, the Chief Executive Officer, New Horizons, Mr. Tim Akano, said the company was taking its trainings to young Nigerians that were still in schools through partnership with school owners using an intensive IT training programme.

He said the world was in a knowledge era and if the country was going to develop, Nigeria must invest in knowledge acquisition.

According to him, 'The programme offers the kind of IT training that will challenge students into creativity and designing of things by themselves.'

Describing information and Communications Technologies as the best tools in the hands of any school child, he added that same could give children financial freedom early in life.

In his remark, a member, Board of Governors, Queensland, Mr. Akinlola Akinyelure, said all hands should be on deck to give children the required support to attain success in life.

According to him, ICT has what is takes to make young people successful entrepreneurs, and the earlier Nigerians choose to maximise this opportunity, the better for the economy.