Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo has become the youngest Nigerian Microsoft certified professional. He is nine years old and a pupil of the Role Model School, Oregun, Ikeja. He emerged as top among 21 pupils who sat for the professional examination in Lagos.
Microsoft Certified Professional is a certification programme provided by Microsoft Corporation. The certification is tailored towards building skills on Microsoft business solutions. It aims to also focus on client-end operating systems such as windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 among others.
The boy who is a left-handed writer has once failed to meet the cut off mark last year. He told Samuel Awoyinfa of Punch about his entire experience, “It was not all that easy, because I had attempted the examination last year, I did not make it then. But I remained focused and I put in a lot of hard work. At home and in the school, I am always on the computer. After school hours, if I’m not doing anything, I will go to my Information Communication Technology teacher, to learn more.” He also gave kudos to his parents who supported and encouraged him in every way.
His teachers in school also gave good reports about the 9-year old who doesn’t intend to rest on his new level. He intends to seek more certifications as he’s so fascinated about the operations of computer.
Jomiloju obtained 769 out of a total of 1,000 in the examination held in August. His certificate was signed by Microsoft Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer.
With this achievement, Jomiloju has joined the league of young Microsoft certified professionals, including Nigeria’s 10-year-old Anjolaoluwa Seyi-Ojo; an eight-year-old Indian Lavishnashree, and two Pakistanis, named Arfa and Thobani.