…vows IT scholarship’ll be affordable to all Nigerians
The Nigerian Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) has announced application is open for its 18th National Scholarship.
The Information Technology (IT) institute says it is subsidizing its fees to make sure that IT skills acquisition is affordable to all Nigerians.
Mrs. Onyedikachi Aruma, Head, Kaduna Centre of NIIT reveals this while speaking with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
Mrs. Aruma said the scholarship examination has been scheduled to hold July 15, and that it is open to all interested persons in its Kaduna and Abuja centres.
Speaking on the modalities guiding the scholarship, Mrs Aruma said, “The scheme is performance based,” adding, “What you score in the examination would determine the discount you get as fees”.
“What this means is that, the higher your scores the higher your discount,” she further stated.
Aruma said candidates had the liberty to choose from different IT programmes such as Oracle, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Java and Web Development, among others.
She said that the training would last from four months to two years, depending on the progranme, noting that registration for the scholarship examination was ongoing, but would closed on July 13.
“Registrations forms are available in our Kaduna and Abuja centres for free or you can register online at www.niit.com/nigeria.
“Our main goal is to give back to our host community, particularly as ICT is currently the driver of global economy,” she explained.
NIIT Ltd. is an Indian Multinational company that offers learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions and individuals.
It claims that since its establishment in Nigeria in 1999 with offices in Abuja and Kaduna, it has trained more than 16,000 students annually and shaped the career of 160,000 students in the past 16 years.