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Nigeria vows to build pool of software experts

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The Nigerian government has vowed to build a pool of software experts across the country.

To this end, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will commence a rigorous training programme on software development with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as the kick-off.

Hadiza Umar, Head Corporate Affairs of NITDA made this known in a statement released in Abuja.

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

The programme is in line with 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,” she said.

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.”

Work Plan

NCAIR will 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.

The training – which will be held in person is targeted at Nigerian Youth residing in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; including NYSC Corps Members, Secondary School Students and Undergraduates who are on holiday.

It will also accommodate graduates and other individuals that wish to acquire intensive digital skills.

Interested Applicants should please visit: https://bit.ly/3zUuBY1 to get their slot.

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