Ekiti State Government Launches Software Development Training Boot Camp
In recent times, technology has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian economy. From Paystack’s $200 million acquisition to turning Flutterwave into a unicorn, success stories abound. At the origin of this growth is the immense human capital that drives these companies.
According to a Google/IFC report, there are fewer 100,000 software developers in Nigeria. This means that the country has a lower developer-to-population ratio than countries like Egypt and South Africa.
About 43% of the Nigerian population falls within the age bracket of 0 to 14 years. With such a young population, the country has the potential to position itself as a leading innovation hub globally. This means that it is possible to give the next generation the skills necessary to future of work. As a result, the Ekiti State government is embarking on a talent development program.
This will be a physical boot camp aimed at training 50 people in software development. This will allow the state to accelerate its economic growth as well as the socio-economic progress of its citizens.
Participation is strictly limited to Ekiti residents who want to learn technical skills to land new opportunities.
Interested candidates can apply here. Applications close on Friday, March 11, 2022.
This boot camp is organized in partnership with TechCabal Insights. TC Insights is TechCabal’s data, research and intelligence unit that provides actionable data on startups and the tech ecosystem across Africa to investors, entrepreneurs, big tech companies, regulators and other stakeholders on and off. from the continent.