The National Information Technology Development Agency announced the launch of its 2022 blockchain scholarship.
NITDA blockchain scholarship aimed at training 30,000 Nigerians on blockchain technology.
In order to achieve this, the learning process is going to be a hybrid, that is it will be both virtual and physical and in partnership with developers’ hubs in various states.
While talking during the Blockchain-day of digital Nigeria, Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, the director-general of NITDA SAID, “the blockchain scholarship will help to accelerate blockchain adoption in Nigeria and make Nigeria a global player in the blockchain industry.”
He further urged Nigerians to take advantage of the scholarship so as to become early solution providers in the fourth industrial revolution.
This aligns with the goal of borderless, which is to teach young Nigerians who can build tech solutions for Africa.
It is worth knowing that the program has more than 30,000 applicants who will go through the learning stage of becoming a blockchain developer.
As highlighted earlier, the blockchain scholarship will be carried out in all the 36 States in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In order to achieve the aim of the programme, borderless collaborates with NITDA as Rivers State mentor for the program.
Mentors in different states help organize physical events for the students during the program and also assist students in meeting the deadline.
In a nutshell, borderless will act as the face of NITDA in Rivers state for the NITDA blockchain scholarship.
According to Karla Obakpolor, lead partner at borderless, “the partnership with NITDA is another opportunity for borderless to help young Nigerians become blockchain developers.
Borderless is a developers’ hub, located at Port Harcourt, where young Africans are trained to become developers who can build solid infrastructures and innovative ideas for Africa using the Algorand Blockchain.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is committed to implementing the national digital economy policy for a digital Nigeria.
NITDA’s core mandate is to create frameworks for planning, research, development, standardisation, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and regulation of information technology practices in Nigeria.
The agency is creating an all-encompassing plan through its various scholarship programs to develop IT skills required for a digital Nigeria.