A blockchain scholarship programmes designed to equip 30, 000 with blockchain technology skill to bridge the job labour market, has been opened by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with Domineum Blockchain Solutions.
Announcing the launch of NITDA Blockchain Scholarship, 2022 Scheme, in the Nigerian capital city, Abuja today, in a statement, NITDA called on Nigerians to take advantage of the scholarship to become “early solution providers in the fourth industrial revolution”.
The Director General of NITDA, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, had at the Blockchain-day of “Digital Nigeria” said the scholarship will help to “accelerate blockchain adoption in Nigeria and make Nigeria a global player in the blockchain industry”.
The scheme has Domineum Blockchain Solutions as the implementing partner and BSV Blockchain Academy as the course content provider.
In his comments, Co-founder of Domineum, Mr. Mohammed Jega, reiterated its commitment to delivering “quality education and equipping participants with the skills to build real-life blockchain solutions”.
Also the Course Coordinator and Country CTO of Domineum, Calistus Igwilo, 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 blockchain industry”.
The program will be delivered through a hybrid mode (virtual 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 that is willing to put in a minimum of 20 hours per week, has access to laptop or desktop, show commitment and determination; no prior programming experience is required.
Application opens from 31st October to 28th November, 2022 and course starts on 1st December, 2022.