NIIT Nigeria has once again started to accept applications for the 2016 (17th) edition of its yearly scholarship awards which are aimed at equipping people looking to advance their career and better their life with in-demand information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
About the scholarship
The NIIT Nigeria Scholarship Award 2016 is the 17th edition of this information technology (IT) scholarship scheme. NIIT is a leading global ICT training institution, which has been operating in Nigeria since 1999 when it set up shop in Ikeja, Lagos. It has since spread its tentacles to other cities in the country and this has added national colouration to its scholarship awards in a way. It claims to train over 16,000 students annually in Nigeria.
For the first time since inception, certain ‘futuristic programs,’including DigiNxt, Java Enterprises Apps with DevOps, and Big Data, will be offered under the NIIT Nigeria Scholarship Award 2016. The global ICT training institution says this decision is informed by changing manpower requirement in the industry.
Who is Qualified to Apply?
The NIIT Nigeria Scholarship Award 2016 appears to be an all-come scholarship award, which points to possibility of having some people offered partial scholarships or discounted fees. The training institute says the following classes of people can apply:
* School leavers
* Graduates (employed, underemployed or unemployed)
* Entrepreneurs, and even
You can see this is an all-is-welcome award, possibly with your cash in your pocket to pay along the way.
Application and Deadline
Applications for NIIT Nigeria Scholarship Award 2016 can be done via NIIT Nigeria website (www.niitnigeria.com). Alternatively, you may get an application form from one of NIIT’s centres spread across Nigeria. After applying online, a Hall Ticket will be generated for you — this will be used to gain entrance to a relevant examination venue.
Application is said to be free and you have up until 16 July, 2016 to enter one for the NIIT Nigeria Scholarship Award 2016. Test holds on 17 July, 2016 and the scholarships will supposedly be award based on scores obtained in the exam.
Note: Based on personal experience, you should still expect to pay what you may consider a huge sum, even when you make distinctions in the test.