The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy announces the Blockchain Developers Scholarship to train 30,000 Nigerians on blockchain technology.
Announcing the scheme on the Blockchain-day of “Digital Nigeria” event held on the 26th of October 2022, Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, the Director General/CEO of NITDA said that the scholarship will help to “accelerate blockchain adoption in Nigeria and make Nigeria a global player in the blockchain industry”.
He called on Nigerians to take advantage of the scholarship to become “early solution providers in the fourth industrial revolution”.
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 the blockchain industry”.
And Evan Freeman, the Director of BSV Blockchain Association said that “The BSV academy is here to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for those willing to become true leaders, innovators, creators, and developers in this space, utilizing the most advanced and capable enterprise blockchain: BSV”.
The 12- Week program consists of 7 weeks of course delivery and 5 weeks of project periods. Course delivery will be through a hybrid of Online classes 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 willing to put in a minimum of 20 hours per week,
- Have access to a laptop or desktop,
- Show commitment and determination
- No prior programming experience is required.
How to apply
The application opened on Monday, October 31 while the course starts on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The deadline for application is Monday, November 28, 2022. The application link is here.
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