Pupils and students from selected schools in Abuja last week received training on how they can develop games and produce video animation.
The training was organised by Starryclassix Limited in Gwarinpa for the participants, who were students of Cherryfield International Nursery and Primary School, Pacesetters Academy and Unity Montessori School Kubwa
Speaking at the event, Rachael Ejoke of Starryclassix Limited, said developing these skills in youth was imperative, adding that the practice was growing the United States and other developed countries.
Rachael said the aim of the trainings was to arouse the curious minds of youngsters towards developing creative entrepreneurial skills in the technology world.
She said: “The games and animation business is worth billions of dollars today. It is part of the growing trend of the 21st Century for which Nigerian parents should encourage their wards to urgently tap into this and just being the consumers.
“Our children and youth enjoy watching Animation/Cartoon Series on satellite television while parents spend millions monthly on pay TV who then pays the cartoon makers. But at what point will parents begin to invest in their children to acquire these skills and create Nigerian cartoons?”