Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

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The training is set to commence in January 2015 and is an initiative of the SURE-P aimed at empowering 600 youths at the commencement of the scheme on software and allied IT services, will engage more youths as the programme lasts. (Image Source: http://img.gawkerassets.com)

The Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to train a selected group of youths in the field of software and technology.

According to vanguardngr.com, the training is set to commence in January 2015 and is an initiative of the SURE-P aimed at empowering 600 youths at the commencement of the scheme on software and allied IT services, will engage more youths as the programme lasts.

According to SURE-P, it will provide the interns with a monthly allowance of NGN 30,000 over a period of 12 months while NITDA will provide the group with a laptop, the platform infrastructure, training content, venue, facilitators, mentoring, business incubation and certification exams. The programme is expected to lead to the establishment of 30 small and medium business ventures by the interns within three years.

According to vanguardngr.com, some of the identified areas of focus at the training include: agriculture; health; oil and gas; education and creative industry.

NITDA and SAP Africa earlier announced a partnership to introduce a skills training programme to enhance the employability of graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme is a key component of SAP’s Africa Growth Plan, with the goal of training between 8,000 and 10,000 new consultants in Africa in the next seven years.

Darryl Linington