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NITDA Opens 1,000,000 Developers’ Training Registration Portal

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has called on interested Nigerians to apply for its much-awaited training programme on software development (NITDA Developers Group, NDG).

The project which would be undertaken through NITDA’s subsidiary, National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR), Wuye District, Abuja, in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem, is aimed at making 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, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi directed NCAIR to run the programme 24/7 within its centre, including an internship programme that will provide intensive training for Nigerian youths, to produce software developers.

A statement by NITDA’s head, corporate affairs and external relationship, Mrs. Hadiza Umar said the trainees will be divided into two batches (A&B). While the training for batch ‘A’ will run from Monday to Wednesday, that for batch ‘B’ will run from Thursday to Saturday. Sunday will be an independent study day and Certificates will be issued to the students/trainees after the programme.

Classes will be held six days a week in three clusters (24 students each), with 12-hour sessions for independent study and working on exercises and projects between 8 pm and 8 am daily.

 Those eligible for the programme include Nigerian youths residing in or have accommodation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; NYSC members, secondary school students and undergraduates who are on holiday, graduates and any other individual interested in acquiring intensive digital skills.

Participants must be at least 15 years old.

The statement pointed out that the training will take place physically in Abuja and urged interested applicants to visit: https://bit.ly/3zUuBY1 to get their slot and contact info@nitda.gov.ng; or 08178778499, 08178778501 for more information.

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