By Ibiyemi Mathew
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled a training portal for developers across the country.
In a press statement issued by the agency’s Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations.
The project which would be undertaken through NITDA’s subsidiary, National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) situated in Wuye District, Abuja, 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.
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.
The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, CCIE, 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.
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.
Any Nigerian not less than 15 years who wishes to acquire intensive digital skills residing or has an accommodation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; including NYSC Corps Members, Secondary School Students and Undergraduates who are on holiday are amongst individuals that can apply.
Interested Applicants are to visit: https://bit.ly/3zUuBY1 to get their slot.