ICT firm announces ‘N20m scholarship’ for varsity students

HiiT PLC, an information and communications technology (ICT) company, says it will offer scholarships worth N20 million to university students in Nigeria.

In a statement, Kayode Shobajo, chief executive officer of HiiT PLC, said the decision is part of the company’s resolve to support various governments’ initiatives towards moderating the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the scholarship will be in form of online training where selected courses, including digital marketing, web design, digital literacy, CISCO certified network associate, python programming, among others will be offered.Shobajo said interested students are to apply for the scholarship on www.hiit.ng/scholarship and complete the application form, adding that the offer is on a first come, first served basis.

He added that HiiT online training is done in conjunction with other training methods including live interactive classes, videos, slides, whiteboards and simulation labs to impact IT skills that are in high demands by employers.“The teaching time and students’ interaction time mix are optimized to ensure the best online learning outcome for our cultural environment,” he said.“Our instructors are highly skilled & well equipped to deliver lectures from their homes or anywhere they are comfortable. So, government lockdowns do not disturb our classes. Furthermore, our students can also gain access to the recorded classes at their own time from anywhere in the world.”

Highlighting the importance of some of the courses, Shobajo said digital marketing enables students gain comprehensive understanding of all major digital marketing channels used today as well as create, launch, and analyse campaigns across a multitude of platforms, including Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Google Analytics, among others.
“Digital Marketing has become an integral part of marketing budgets and will soon overtake all other traditional channels of Marketing,” he said.
“With the demand for digital marketers outweighing the supply, professionals skilled in digital strategy, consumer behaviour, content distribution, and social media are in high demand. This course aims to bridge that gap and create industry-ready Digital Marketers.”
He said HiiT, a professional IT company duly registered with Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), has graduated over 50,000 students at its existing training centres located in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Oyo.
The federal government has since shut activities in higher institutions across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Shobajo said the scholarship will allow students build ICT skills that are in global demand, while they stay at home.

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