Friday, July 6, 2012

Google hosts African students in Nairobi

Online search engine, Google, for three days last week, hosted African students from different countries in its maiden Africa Google Student Ambassadors Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The student ambassadors helped Google to connect its products to African undergraduates on campuses. They act as intermediary.

The summit was held at Oshwa Centre, Nairobi, Kenya and had in attendance about 145 students representing 103 universities from 12 African countries

Mr Nmachi Jidenma, who spoke on Google social networking, said: “Google Plus has a lot of social features that has to be introduced to your colleagues on campus. Show them the way it can be used and the benefits it has on social networking.”

The students were taken various tourist centres in Kenya. They also visited a popular galleria and sport centre. Regional Programme, Mrs Obum Okeke Manager of Sub Sahara Africa University Program, thanked the students for attending the summit.

One of the participants from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Tayo Fagbohun, 200-Level Home Economics and Food Science, said: “The summit is an eye-opener for me because I learned different African cultures and languages. I gained valuable knowledge about latest technology and now I will serve as an ambassador for Google in my school for a period of one year.”

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