The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) released the condition to apply for the much-awaited training programme on software development (NITDA Developers Group, NDG).
The conditions are:
- 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.
- The training will take place physically in ABUJA
- Interested Applicants should visit https://bit.ly/3zUuBY1 to get their slot.
The capacity-building programme will aid trainees to go through a series of coaching, and lectures to develop programming skills in Python for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics and Data Science.
In a statement issued and signed by Head Corporate Affairs and External Relationship, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, the NDG Training is divided into two batches (A&B).
While batch A will run from Monday to Wednesday, Batch B will run from Thursday to Saturday, and Sunday will be independent study days, and Certificates will be issued to the students/trainees at the conclusion of the programme.
The statement noted that 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 8 pm and 8 am daily.
The statement also quoted the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, directing NCAIR to run the programme under 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.
According to the statement, the project which would be undertaken through NITDA’s subsidiary, National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) situated in Wuye District, Abuja, is in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem aimed at making Nigeria the hub of digital talents in Africa and the world at large.
It 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.