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NIIT: Are They Worth It?

Hi guys,

wat can u say about NIIT? do they worth wat they claim to be in the IT Era?

do they worth the huge cash they collect from people?

pls refere me to a good IT place in Port harcourt.

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Their price is expensive and service delivery very poor. Same experience at NIIT Surulere branch, they say they accept installment payment within 3 months. In was barely one month when they started harassing me to complete payment, as if I agreed to pay in one month.

My teacher does as she likes because there is no checks on quality.

I taya for that school joor.

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NIIT is living in past glory. Just walk in to the Surulere branch and interview its students.

Most of them are dissatisfied. The students still depend on CBT Nugget. I dont recommend NIIT of this present age (on franchise) to anyone.

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I'm currently a Student of NIIT taking their 2 year Career course (Now 3). They are not the best and overcharge but they are also not that bad.

They don't cover GUI programming as much as u'd like, but if u no sabi wetin 2 type 4 notepad, how u 1 come take use Dreamweaver or Netbean?!

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How i wish i ve somebody that will sponsor me, i ll go to niit. succeeding in any school depends on you, you, and you.

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I must say that OVER half the people that go IT schools have NO business there. The band wagon effect which is typical of Nigerians is the problem. You hear of someone that went to NIIT and is working with some big company and you feel that's the place to be. Or maybe you want to pass time while waiting for NYSC. Good.

IT is about practicals. Unfortunately, our university system is more of theory. An engineering student that cannot fix an car? Who are we kidding?

If you want to get into IT business, you have to be ready to get down and dirty. Its NOT a place to get a Certificate and wave it around hoping to get a dream job. Its 100% practical. Its either you know it or you don't.

I was in NIIT in '07 (on scholarship @ half price), in my Java class we were 21 when we started. Half way through the course we were 8, at the end only 3 graduated. There was a pregnant woman in my class who had NO business with Java. She just wanted to SPICE UP her CV. Wasted her husbands 150K in the process.

IT may be the "in thing" but it  ISN'T for everyone. If you aren't ready to get down and dirty, keep your money or invest it. There's a global recession, this is NOT the time to waste cash.

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In my own opinion, any body giving a high rating to NIIT is very limited in knowledge, NIIT is fairly ok, but they don't worth the lump sum as cost of Tuition, they are just bunch indian professionals who have come to rip us off the little money we have.

1. NIIT charge higher in Nigeria. 2. They curriculm is funny and obsolate. Prove: Imagine an institution who call it' self the best in africa offering dreamweaver and Macromedia fireworks as courses for website design, such institution should be able to offer raw coding in xhtml on as text editor notepad (any body who can write code in notepad can use any text editor in the world). They only offer consol aplication development on linux. How could an institution who want to empower nigerian programmers to succeed teach them to programm on a platform that literally do not exist in their country, we all know that windows rules africa, then why is NIIT not offering windows programming, we all know that the use to consol applications (MS DOS) is limited to macro computers like ATM, PDA etc, then why is NIIT is offering only consol application programming and not GUI programming or both. Who will even give a consol application programmer job to do? is it a university who needs a database system or the government or the private sector (Note that the most common programming jobs you get in nigeria is a database system with you

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I reside in benin,much does the books for web design and datebase programming cost @NIIT? I want to know so that i can use their books to love-vendor my knowledge of web design and database programming.

The fact about anything in life is that practise makes perfect. Any thing you do in life, you must commit or dedicate your time to doing it well if you want a good result:it also applies to the situation at hand.

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presently running my degree with them (NIIT) men they are hot

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They cost much money, esp for GNIIT courses

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Pls The NIIT issue is wort to be discussed. Despite the hug amount of money collected, i see no work done by some of the graduated students. The hanbooks produced by them are not wort the Name.

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thinkin of doing oracle but first desktop publishing, niit or aptech

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I wouldn't say NIIT is that bad , I was there around 2001 at the Iponri centre in Surulere and  I was lucky to be with this batch of really hard working guys and we did a lot of group studies thanks to the books and  it paid off .

  I wouldn’t say it was NIIT that got me to where I am today,  it was   down to share determination and a lot of hard work. A place like NIIT is a good start but you cant rely on the lecturers alone, 4 of us studied together to prepare for the  MCP examination which we all passed and today we all have great jobs because we did not stop there.

I think what really helped  was the fact that I moved to UK to study just after I left  but if I had not gone to NIIT I don’t think I would have continued with IT.

Guys to really excel in IT at times you need more than what a school has to offer or any lecturer, you have to be determined.

  I work for Microsoft Corporation  now in UK and the hard work is what got me there with the  help of great friends  , Lanre , Chike and Ikemefuna I will always cherish the times we all spent together.

Abbey

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NIIT is doing a Degree programme and its what i'm doing. i'm also running a programme at APTECH. when it comes to Networking, APTECH is good and when we're taking of Software, NIIT is the best. If you really need a degree programme, i'll advice you to come to NIIT and put in for a course called DNIIT.

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hi tinulol

its nice to c a girlDBA

grad from NIIT

mailin u now

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Hi y'all well I'm now not sure where i want to go for IT training, with all the pros and cons i have been reading, although i was thinking of NIIT and KarRok cos i want to do CISCO certifications, or does anyone have a better idea

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i worked in aptech in 2002 as a faculty(instructor) and i also have a friend that joined aptech from niit in 2002. my younger brother finshed his course in aptech this year.

so i can talk about aptech- v.i centre. it is a good school and worth the investment. their programs are broad (from database to programming, from vb.net, java, microsoft office, sql).

however, you must have the passion yourself, study and practise.

niit-- there books are good, their certificate is hot and they have the name but their programs are streamlined-- e.g u go in 4 java or u say u go in for database. mostly favours professional (my own opinion) trying to get into a new technology.

however, there are cheaper schools especially in lagos.

my advise, if you cant go to any other cheap school go to aptech. i spent 280k funding my bros education there. for a 1 year program. the guy said it was worth it.!!!

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i think niit is just like a guide,go get what they have to offer ,get on the net and practice more not only practicing but read hard cos there books are self explainatory.an advice to niit student shine ur eye,meet people,ask question and i bet u ,u wont be on the losing side. but some nairalnders get bad mouth oh, shu.nawa oh.

don't hate just being factual.

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Hey if u ask me, i will say that niit is the best around that u can get. IT is a hot cake right now so u have to pay much to get the best, i think the money is ok. You can just sit at home and look the learnkey tutorials for CCNA or A+ or what eva and go write the exam and pass. You can always say it is expensive when u look at it from that perspective. for me i think niit is ok, i'm currently studying there and i think it is the best place around when u talk of IT. Where ever u go, u have to have interest and u have to study hard to make it. the books i was given are very self explanatory, i can read and understand even without a lecturer. if i read hard, then i will finish and know what i did, but otherwise, i will just finish, waste my money and i will not be able to defend my certificate anywhere. so please don't just sit there and say bad things about my school. you don't know better than IDC that rated niit among the first 20 of its kind globally, higher than even aptech. if it was not worth it it would not have expanded to over 35 countries and over 3200 centers in 20 years. go and ask how much it costs to study in other niit centers worldwide and u will know that nigeria is one of the cheapest. anywhere u go to in the world to study, u can either choose to waste ur time or u can do something good for urself, its left to u to choose. please go and look for facts before u come and start talking rubbish about other peoples' schools. thank you.

about the degree, niit offers a degree in computing science and its practice in collaboration with the UK open university. the course duration is 3 and a half years, u first start with niit for 2.5 years and then proceed to their lagos or portharcourt center to do the top up programme in the UK open university. that is what i am doing at the moment. i was studying comp science in atbu bauchi and i left in my 3rd year for this course in niit, and so far so good. i will advise you to go and make more enquiries at both aptech and niit before takin any decision and make sure u are computer literate. u should at least know how to operate a computer.

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d best word i use 2 describe NIIT is Mr Biggs i.e they've got d name

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Students from Aptech r heading top organisations in Nigeria and some even get paid as high as 1m a months.

It does depend on skills too.

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@texbiano

Tex was up, we no even hear from u again.

this is Joy ur paddy

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hello wat are u guys saying,i dont have a degree in any university but am really doing fine with NIIT certificate.it was really a great time being with dem.am using my certificate to work in a well paid organisation.what i really think is that it depends on ur ability to do some things.fine indians are not worth it but we nigerians too can complain,even if they give us best education we will still complain we are never satisfy God will help us all.but i know NIIT is really worth it.

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I dont think dey do hon in comp and practise certification.I know dey do a degree course and HND in Aptech.It is a good place to be

NIIT na wack na.Aptech is better

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Any information about their hon. in computer & pratice certification. I want to apply for becos i dnt have any universecity degree. I want to apply to APTECH or NIIT or Karrox for a degree cos. Univercity admission in Nigeria is hard. Please your advice will help.

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omg, i saw this thread clicked it and started reading ur posts from the begining, after reading like 4 i couldn't hold it again.NIIT is total rubbish, i started a course there and i'm still regretting going there in the first place.i remember the lecturers (or 'faculties' as they call themselves) saying aptech is rubbish and all that but a friend of mine that left NIIT to aptech speaks otherwise.at a point, about 3 people had to share a computer because we were too many in a class.we didn't get our books in time and we had to share that aswell.i beg any body reading this and having a mind of going there,just save ur money while you can because the annoying part of it is the huge amount they con u off,but their books are good though

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I dnt think dey have that good programs too.

We gat other computer skuls in 9ja

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It's not worth the amount paid. It will be worth going there to alot of people only if they can cut their price down. What is taught at NIIT can be learnt in some places at a cheaper price.

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Yu for try Aptech cos i know dey teach n ur wld c d worth of ur money

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men, NIIT is not wat u think it is, my spendin is not, worth it,

its like i went dere to buy books, lets call it an IT bookshop.

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They are worth it.

Aptech is better though

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well don't say that you ain't using it for nada, its either you did it for the money or you have no passion for database administration, nada lol `

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Moved to Programming section.

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Oh hello, can anyone please tell me the location of NIIT benin because i am planing on taking a course there myself.

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tnx so much for ur reply omega2!

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NIIT or no NIIT, one things is certain that it is ur interest that will drive you, i went there for enquiries and i was scared. the amount i was charged could set one up in life, i concluded it's not for poor people, went to another small computer school in abeokuta and believe me i do solve problems for some so to say NIIT guys around our place. Firstly i will advise if you can to get your own personal computer, it will help teach you a lot itself and then

go get ur training from cheaper places around and be really exposed to PRACTICALS not just lectures and histories and fashion contest guys do there. and use the remaining money to write ur professional exams say A+, MCSE, CCNA e.t.c and with that u stand more chance than any othe NIIT GUY in a job interview. more so what all employer is interested in now is what u can do practically, not the certificate u hold, cos most people can't defend the cert. remember there are over a hundred ways of passing an exam without even showing up at the exam center even in the universities, so get practical. moreso you get books and virtually any other thing you need from the internet.

there are a lot to say, but later.

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Classroom training can only jumpstart you. It's up to the student to fill in the blanks with extra work and study. If one is good at learning alone, I'd recommend buying the books and doing self study. Very satisfying, though challenging route. Whichever way you go, make sure to hang around other people you can learn from.

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the little you could get from there should be N100thousand ! or there about

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Guys,

How much does a typical training/certification cost at NIIT? I Have a cousin who says

he is interested and needed some help. Just wanted to have an idea before he takes

me for a ride, you know what I mean,

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awwwwwwwwwww IMS Obakrawn ikeja hummm really good have gone there for details, and i really like what they are doing, though nice one ! well equipt lab, but don't know about now oo !

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Anything on IMS @ Ikeja?

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I worked with NIIT for 3 years, first as a trainee faculty, up until I became a senior faculty. Just as some people said, u get what u want from NIIT and indeed any other IT training institute. All I can say is that NIIT, at least to some extent, has the required infrastructure and environment for learning. Now, whether they r efficient is a different story all together. The truth remains that the name 'NIIT' pulls some serious weight when u go for IT based job interviews.

U can make the best from NIIT if u r the seroius type and u knw what u r there for. Their books are quite expository so u need not have a teacher to take u through them all the time. All in all, even though I'm no longer there, I think NIIT remains one of the best around(Mind u, this is no advert; infact I dont give a hoot about those indians!!!)

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Last time I heard, their lecturers were plain dumb, just good at teaching from big textbooks with fancy covers. 'Cos what they were doing were recruiting guys who blasted their exams even though you and I and them know that dumps from a good site can see you through.

I have a friend who just wrote and passed his OCP (Oracle Certified Professional). They recruited him before anyone could say Larry Ellison, primarily because it was Oracle 10g he blasted. This guy can't tell the difference between the Oracle SQL select command from schema, but there he is, taking people on Oracle 10g and 9i.

IMO, I'd say have some fair knowledge of the specific aspect of IT you want to go into, and then scout around for training centers, preferably in Lagos. NIIT could be fairly OK to some folks, but to many others, the cost isn't worth it, not a dime of it.

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Well I really dont know about NIIT, but I went to APTECH which seems like NIIT's rival. That was some 3 years ago as a young boy waiting on september to come before I go to Uni abroad. What I learnt there, everything I mean, that I learnt there was worth every penny. To make my case better, I came for computer science, my first year's course seems like what I had known since when I was little. I went thru everything at APTECH, I call my mother and thank her for it cos she didnt want me to go in the first place. Just another avenue to waste money but it was worth it afterall.

Nigerians just want this supernatural intervention to be a respite for them. Going to NIIT doesnt really gaurantee you a job at a IT company.

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I can only vouch for their books,

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