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3,000 Nigerians to benefit from UN tech internship

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The Federal Government has announced that 3,000 Nigerians will benefit from a paid internship that the United Nations Development Programme is offering in support of its tech skills training.

The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, disclosed this on X on Tuesday.

He noted that the 12-month paid internship is for the government’s Three Million Technical Talent (3MTT) programme and will help the ministry fulfill its objective to ensure that participants get roles that will apply the skills they would learn.

He tweeted: “We are pleased to announce a partnership with @UNDPNigeria to offer 3,000 paid internships to our 3MTT fellows.

“These 12-month internships will help fulfill our objective to ensure that participants in the 3MTT programme get placed in roles that will allow them to apply the skills they learn in the programme. #NigerianExcellence.”

Nigeria aims to train three million technical talents in a couple of years to boost its digital economy and become a net talent exporter through its 3MTT programme. The training is set to focus on Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis and visualisation, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, and Dev Ops.

Recently, the minister announced that over one million individuals have applied for the programme. Tijani revealed this while noting that the over one million applicants that have so far registered will have to undergo an Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course.

Tijani tweeted: “All the 1m+ applicants for #3MTT are being onboarded onto the fellow platform and sign-posted to an intro to #AI course while they await news on the first cohort. It is reassuring to see many of them complete the course within hours. We are onto something, and I am excited watching it all unravel.”

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