NITDA opens registration portal to train 1 million app developers

The much-expected training for one million tech enthusiasts has been declared open by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

NITDA

NITDA, which is an arm of the federal ministry of communications, has urged Nigerians to apply for the training programme on software development which will be conducted by the NITDA Developers Group, NDG.

The launch was confirmed by the Head of corporate affairs and external relationship, NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar.

Umar confirmed the training project would be undertaken through NITDA’s subsidiary, National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR).

Among the expected participants include NYSC corps members, secondary school students and undergraduates who are on holiday.

The applicants are, however, expected to be residing or have accommodation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The eligible applicants would be trained to develop skills in several software programs like Python for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics and Data Science.

NITDA advised intending applicants to also visit the organisation’s website info@nitda.gov.ng for more info.

The move, according to NITDA, is part of the government's efforts to make Nigeria the hub of digital talents in Africa and the world at large.

According to a statement by The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, CCIE, the programme has been scheduled to run under a 24/7 operation schedule within the centre.

The centre will also factor in an internship programme that will offer intensive training to Nigerian youths who are eager to come out as software developers.

More information on the NDG training revealed it will be divided into two batches (A&B).

Trainees in Batch A will have their session from Monday to Wednesday, while the Batch B trainees will have theirs from Thursday to Saturday.

The trainees will be issued Certificates at the end of the programme.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Ghana's recent economic crisis and its influence on job security

Ghana's recent economic crisis and its influence on job security

Nigeria’s leather products exports hit $800m by 2022 - Official

Nigeria’s leather products exports hit $800m by 2022 - Official

Blockchain memo: The state of blockchain in Africa

Blockchain memo: The state of blockchain in Africa

Nigeria’s foreign portfolio deficit is cut down by N14.5 billion

Nigeria’s foreign portfolio deficit is cut down by N14.5 billion

10 most interesting events that occurred around the world in 1960 alongside Nigeria's independence

10 most interesting events that occurred around the world in 1960 alongside Nigeria's independence

Nigeria to become the 3rd most populous country by 2050. What does this mean?

Nigeria to become the 3rd most populous country by 2050. What does this mean?

#WeMove: Bolt celebrates 62 years of Nigeria’s greatness!

#WeMove: Bolt celebrates 62 years of Nigeria’s greatness!

Naira constant, exchanges at 437.03 to dollar

Naira constant, exchanges at 437.03 to dollar

NGX gains N32bn ahead independence celebration

NGX gains N32bn ahead independence celebration

Get our Top Stories delivered to your inbox

Welcome to the Pulse Community! We will now be sending you a daily newsletter on news, entertainment and more. Also join us across all of our other channels - we love to be connected!