A nine-year-old pupil of Role Model School, Oregun,
Ikeja, Lagos, Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo, has emerged
the youngest Nigerian Microsoft certified
He came tops among 21 pupils who sat for the
professional examination in Lagos.
He is now a Microsoft office specialist in office word
Jomiloju scored 769 out of 1,000 in the examination
held in August.
In his examination score report, the slim-built boy
performed well in Sharing and Maintaining
Documents, Formatting Content, Applying Page
Layout, and Reusable Content, among other
By the feat, 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.
Microsoft Certified Professional is a certification
programme provided by Microsoft Corporation. The
certification is tailored towards building skills on
Microsoft business solutions, focusing on client-end
operating systems such as windows XP, Vista,
Windows7 among others.
Jomiloju, whose certificate was signed by the Chief
Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, Steven
Ballmer, says he did not achieve this feat easily, but
through persistence and hard work.
He says, “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
“At home and in the school, I am always on the
computer. After school hours, if am not doing
anything, I will go to my Information
Communication Technology teacher, to learn more.”
Jomiloju sat for the examination when he was in
Relating his experience, Jomiloju says, “In all, I
answered 20 questions, after answering a question,
the computer takes you to another one. And at
times, there will be an instruction to skip the next
question. But the programme still directs one to
come back to those questions one had earlier