- For Abuja residents
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is calling interested Nigerians to apply for its much-awaited training programme on software development – NITDA Developers Group, NDG.
The National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR), a division of NITDA located in Wuye District, Abuja, will lead the initiative in collaboration with other important ecosystem players with the goal of making Nigeria the center for digital talent in Africa and the rest of the globe.
The National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) of the Federal Government and the NITDA Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2021–2044) pillar of Emerging Technologies are both in line with the training program for the NITDA Developers Group.
NITDA Developers Group 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.
Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of NITDA, has directed 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.
Hadiza Umar (Mrs.), Head Corporate Affairs and External Relationship, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) disclosed in a press statement on Sunday that the NDG Training is divided in to two batches (A&B).
“Batch A will run from Monday to Wednesday, Batch B will run from Thursday to Saturday, and Sunday will be independent study day, and Certificates will be issued to the students/trainees at the conclusion of the programme.
“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 8pm and 8am daily”, she said.
✓ Nigerian Youth residing or has an 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.
Kindly note that the training will take place physically in ABUJA.