Robert Thas got into computers really early. During his early school years in Kaduna State, Northwestern Nigeria, in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, he attended one of the many missionary schools scattered across the state. At the time, insurgency and unrest weren’t common place in Kaduna. Thas told me it was a quieter, more peaceful time without the eery tension that today holds the air and permeates day to day life.
He had a British proprietress at his secondary school. More importantly, the school had a computer science lab. Around the start of his senior year, Thas started spending most of his time in the lab. In addition to his favorite subjects: Math, Chemistry and Physics, his secondary school also had a “Library Studies” course which was a must pass. In a way, this compelled him to spend a lot of time in the library as well. These two factors greatly influenced Thas’ interest in computers and the science of them.
“My first choice career-wise wasn’t even computer-related. I wanted to be a Chemical Engineer but there were no universities offering the course in Nigeria at the time. Now I’d always loved math and when I found out that a Click here to read entire article
Source:: Tech Cabal