NITDA Opens Application For Coursera Scholarship Programme For Nigerians (Apply Here


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said it has opened applications for the Coursera Scholarship Programme: Cohort 3.

NITDA in a post on X said the application start date is Wednesday, 24 January 2024 while the training programme will kick off on 10 February 2024.

The official Government body that develops and regulates Information Technology in Nigeria urged those interested to hurry up and apply now, so they wouldn’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

It also directed those interested in the Coursera Scholarship Programme to apply via this link

NITDA added that it has partnered with Coursera to offer learning scholarships that will enable Nigerian citizens to obtain professional certifications from some of the world’s leading multinational tech companies (e.g. Meta, Google, IBM) and top-ranked US universities.

Applicants are to select one certification program each from Category A and Category B that they wish to be enrolled in.

Category A (IT Career Pathway) offers a total of 20 professional certification programs to help you kickstart a successful IT career.

Each program comprises a series of related courses focused on providing deep knowledge and hands-on skills required for employment.

“When you complete each individual course within the program, you will earn a certificate of completion,” NITDA stated.

“However, the professional certification will be earned when you have completed all the required courses in the program.

“Category B (Complementary Skills Pathway) offers 4 certification programs for you to choose from to complement your IT career skills and sharpen your use of digital productivity tools, entrepreneurship, or freelancing skills.”

NITDA said applicants may click on the attached program links below to read about the professional certifications before making their choice.

Successful applicants will receive a Coursera license in their provided email in the form of a joining link.

They will then be able to join the program and enroll on a course by clicking on that link.

Each scholar will have access to the Coursera license for a period of six (6) months.

Scholars are expected to use this time to complete as many professional certifications as possible but they can only be enrolled in one certification at a time with any of the 3MTT 12 core skills listed as courses within the certifications.

These courses include Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis & Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, Dev Ops and Data Science.

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