The Oyo State Board for Technical And Vocational Education (BOTAVED) has certified Pixels International Academy Limited, after 11 years of operation.
Mrs. Omolara Olaosebikan, CEO Pixels International Academy made this known at the press conference held at their office in Bodija, Ibadan. Olaosebikan said, with BOTAVED’s approval, students who train at Pixels International Academy can tender their certificate in any Polytechnic, University, and anywhere in the world to be admitted into 200 level or its equivalent.
Ibadan Media gathered that Pixel photography has been in existence for up to 16 years, while the training Academy has existed for over 11 years, and is the only Academy in Nigeria that has a standardised curriculum for all programmes.
Oluwadolapo Isola, Manager Director of the Academy revealed that the Academy has trained over 100 creative professionals. She further revealed that recently, an alumnus, Kore Ola did a photograph documentary of “the 41 year-old costume” and got featured on BBC.
Another testimonial is from the just concluded Ibadan Wedding Awards 2019 (IWA) as an alumnus took home the Newbie Wedding Photography Award for the year. Other alumni like Tosin Adebanjo of TSimagery, Segun Adeojo of Lightbender Photography, Deji Awodoye of Chadshotit, Oyekan Oyedeji of Oyedeji Photography, and Paul Odetola of SiphStudios have not ceased to blaze the trail of excellence in the emerging industry of Creativity.
For convenience, several options are being made available for candidates such as weekend programmes, Online Training and more, to ease the training for interested trainees.
“We get over 90% referrals from our alumni and even the parent body of the Academy has employed a number of our outstanding students” said the Managing Director.
Talking about the company’s impact on the society, Oluwadolapo Isola made it known that Pixels as a company is doing its best on Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).
“We have also been active in giving back to the society as much as we can. This has led us to train students in Orphanages and offer scholarships to youth corp members and last year we worked with the Government initiative through Industrial Training Fund to train 35 students the art, science and business of Photography. All these are made possible through our CSR scheme. And we have just started” Dolapo said.