FG to democratise software testing, targets 50,000 testers in three years | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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FG to democratise software testing, targets 50,000 testers in three years | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Isa Pantami, Kashifu Inuwa

FG to democratise software testing, targets 50,000 testers in three years | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

The Federal Government is set to collaborate with the Nigeria Software Testing Qualification Board ( NGSTQB ) in democratising software testing, which will see licensed professionals providing the services in the country.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, made this known at the weekend while delivering his keynote address at a one-day virtual workshop, organised by NGSTQB, themed: “Role of Software Testing in Nigeria’s Digital Economy.”

Part of the plans is to help the country mitigate influx of foreign and substandard software. About a year ago, experts told The Guardian that Nigeria loses $400 million yearly to foreign software developers, especially software licence renewals without recourse to indigenous software that could perform same task.

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Isa Pantami, made this known at the weekend while delivering his keynote address at a one-day virtual workshop, organised by NGSTQB, themed: “Role of Software Testing in Nigeria’s Digital Economy.” Part of the plans is to help the country mitigate influx of foreign and substandard software. He is Forest’s first senior signing since their victory over Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final. About a year ago, experts told The Guardian that Nigeria loses $400 million yearly to foreign software developers, especially software licence renewals without recourse to indigenous software that could perform same task. The Nigerian team was captained by President of Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), Uyi Akpata, who said the game would further boost the collaboration between the two countries. But at the virtual meeting, Pantami sought NGSTQB’s cooperation in improving the software sub-sector of the economy. “He’s a player who we really believe in and we look forward to him going on to fulfil his potential and become a top Premier League striker with Nottingham Forest. Represented by Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, the minister stated: “We want to see how we can license some of you to provide these services, that means if I develop software, I need to come to a certified tester to make sure I meet the standard quality assurance; all the basic bug-free and the vulnerability assessment before I am able to sell that software. Passionately, governments around the world are taking steps to incorporate technology into all governmental processes, which is a seamless service option as well as a way to achieve a meaningful data-driven decision-making system at a low cost and with less human interactions, which ordinarily aids corruption and bribery.

” He added: This will eliminate having the market loaded with vulnerable software. Liverpool are set to receive 10 per cent of the fee under the terms of his departure. Nigeria’s veterans, who majorly were from the TBS 4’O clock group, chalked 133 for the loss of four wickets in the first inning, while the Rwandan team capped it in 16. We are working on building the capacity of one million developers in the next 18 months, and we know we cannot do it alone – that is why we need people like you – to help us achieve this. “We are already working with some multinationals to help us on this and we also need the indigenous people to key into this initiative, and we also need as many testers as developers. “It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and, having spoken to Steve Cooper about our ambitions and looking at Forest with its great history, it’s a club that I want to be part of,” Awoniyi said.” Pantami said to achieve the ambitious target of 95 per cent digital literacy, “we will need to build the literacy of citizens in order for them to understand and consume digital services. I am confident more growth will be built on the experience of coming together of these cricket power houses.” Earlier NGSTQB President, Boye Dare, said the board intends working assiduously towards Nigeria being the hub for the outsourcing software testing market in Africa. In this article. It is long past time for all levels of government to think about how to use technology through e-governance in running the country.

Dare noted that by this effort, “we believe we can achieve this by collaborating with major stakeholders in all different sectors in Nigeria by training and certifying 50,000 software testers in the next 36 months.” NITDA’s Director of Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi, said as part of the agency’s regulatory functions, it had established the Software Testing and Quality Assurance framework to strengthen the software ecosystem. In this article .