The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), which is overseen by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is inviting interested Nigerians to apply for its much-anticipated software development training program (NITDA Developers Group, NDG).
The project, which would be carried out through NITDA’s subsidiary, the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) in Wuye District, Abuja, is in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem and aims to make Nigeria the hub of digital talents in Africa and the world at large.
The programme is in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) of the Federal Government, and NITDA’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2021-2024) pillar of Emerging Technologies.
Trainees will go through a series of coaching, and lectures to develop programming skills in Python for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics and Data Science.
The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, CCIE, has directed NCAIR to run the programme under a 24/7 operation schedule within the Centre, including an internship programme that will provide intensive training to Nigerian youths with the goal of producing software developers.
NDG Training is divided into two batches (A&B). Batch A will run from Monday to Wednesday, Batch B will run from Thursday to Saturday, and Sunday will be independent study day, and Certificates will be issued to the students/trainees at the conclusion of the programme.
Classes will be held six (6) days a week in 3 clusters (24 students each), with 12-hour sessions for independent study and working on exercises and projects between 8pm and 8am daily.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Nigerian Youth residing or has accommodation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; including NYSC Corps Members, Secondary School Students and Undergraduates who are on holiday.
- Graduates and any other individual that wishes to acquire intensive digital skills.
- Participants must be at least 15 years old.
Kindly note that the training will take place physically in ABUJA
Interested Applicants should please visit: https://bit.ly/3zUuBY1 to get their slot.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; or 08178778499, 08178778501