FintechNGR and UNTAP freely enable 214 students to acquire digital and IT skills

Saturday, March 19, 2022 / 2:00 PM / Source by DigiStuds / Header image credit: BusinessDay

To deepen practical digital skills, combat brain drain, reduce over-reliance on expatriates, reduce unemployment and create digital/IT entrepreneurs through students from public higher education institutions in Nigeria, Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR) in partnership with the Nigeria University of Technology Advancement Program (UNTAP) has graduated the first 214 students from its digital empowerment projects for students – DigiStuds.

The 2020 edition of the Fintech Census Report for Nigeria by EY & FintechNGR shows that one of the major headaches facing organizations, especially those in technology companies, is the inability to find and recruit the right people. best qualified digital/IT talents in Nigeria, which forces them to outsource overseas. , jobs that young Nigerians could benefit from. To stem this worrying tide, FintechNGR and UNTAP launched the DigitStuds project to equip five hundred thousand undergraduates, graduates and teachers at Nigerian public tertiary institutions with practical digital and IT skills.

The first edition, which lasted 12 weeks, selected participants from among twenty-nine (29) public tertiary institutions across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria that emerged through a rigorous selection process. The cohort was approximately 40% female and 60% male taking courses in web design, graphic design, and Python programming.

Excerpts from the graduation ceremony of the inaugural edition

To further hone the skills acquired by the students, the organizers created a community for the participants and set up various employment opportunities such as internships, independent and advanced studies that would lead to the creation of a business or a direct recruitment into organizations.

The first edition report can be viewed at This first cohort was made possible by institutions like Access Bank, Flutterwave, VFD Microfinance Bank and Simon & Kusher (Egypt) who funded the project. The second edition of the training will start in the second quarter of 2022.

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