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NITDA Opens Application for Cohort 3 of Coursera Designed to Boost Nigeria’s Digital Economy

NITDA Opens Application for Cohort 3 of Coursera Designed to Boost Nigeria’s Digital Economy

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in partnership with Coursera calls for application from interested Nigerians to apply for the Cohort 3 of Coursera courses.

Coursera provides NITDA’s selected learners with access to world-class educational contents from top universities and industry leaders – including Yale, Meta, Google, and IBM.

Coursera will support the Nigerian government in improving the technical capabilities of the country’s youths and develop Information Technology talent. The collaboration is Coursera’s first government partnership in Nigeria.

Partnering with Coursera will give Nigerian learners access to Coursera’s Professional Certificates portfolio, which are designed to empower learners to gain the skills necessary to pass an industry certification exam or launch a career in a specific field, such as IT support within three months.

Coursera’s 32 Professional Certificates are explicitly designed to facilitate entry into high-growth careers, including Data Analytics (Google), Social Media Marketing (Meta), and Software Developer (IBM). These roles are due to enhance an increasing share of the Nigerian labour market, which expects 3 million digital jobs to be created in the next four years.

The Cohort 3 skills will focus on the 3 million Tech talent (3MTT) initiative of the Federal Ministry of communication, Innovation and Digital Economy as listed below;

  • Software Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Data Analysis & Visualisations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Management
  • Data Science
  • Animation
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Cyber Security
  • Game Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Dev Ops

Recall that NITDA and Coursera on October 19, 2022 launched a partnership to help combat high rates of youth unemployment, which stood at 19.6% in 2021, with both parties intend to train 8000 Nigerian learners annually in a cohort of 4000 learners each for the total of 24,000 in 3 years.

 

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