The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with Domineum Blockchain Solutions has announced a scholarship scheme that will see to the training of 30,000 Nigerians on blockchain technology.
The idea of the scholarship, according to NITDA is to see many Nigerians develop career skillsets in emerging technologies.
“The scholarship will help to accelerate blockchain adoption in Nigeria and make Nigeria a global player in the blockchain industry,” said Mal. Kashifu Inuwa at the Blockchain-day of “Digital Nigeria” event held recently in Abuja.
While calling on Nigerians to take advantage of the scholarship to become early solution providers in the fourth industrial revolution, the NITDA DG noted that many young Nigerians will become experts in the emerging technologies space through the scheme.
The scheme has Domineum Blockchain Solutions as the implementing partner and BSV Blockchain Academy as the course content provider.
Reacting to the announcement, Mr. Mohammed Jega, the co-founder of Domineum reiterated its commitment to delivering quality education and equipping participants with the skills to build real-life blockchain solutions.
Similarly, Calistus Igwilo, the Course Coordinator and Country CTO of Domineum said that “blockchain will power the next generation data and the courses are carefully designed to equip participants with the right skills to become professionals and help shape the future of blockchain industry”
The program will be delivered through a hybrid mode (virtual and physical meetups) in all the states of the federation. Outstanding teams in the project phase stand the opportunity to join an incubation program in London while others will be exposed to the BSV Ecosystem where they can be involved with various projects. The scholarship is open to every Nigerian that is willing to put in a minimum of 20 hours per week, has access to a laptop or desktop, and shows commitment and determination; no prior programming experience is required.
Application opens from 31st October to 28th November 2022 and the course starts on 1st December 2022. Application link: https://bit.ly/nbbs2022