NITDA seeks to apply effective and sustainable solutions to build capacity and develop skills of Nigerians in emerging IT sectors and drastically reduce the unemployment rate in the IT Sector by bridging the widening skills gap in the sector. The Agency through its academy has developed a vocational training program with newly formed curriculums. The IT Vocational training will play a central role in preparing young people for work, develop their skills and respond to the labour-market’s need.
Nigeria's Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO)
In line with its capacity building programmes, NITDA conceived the idea of setting-up an Academy that will serve as the Foremost Centre of Excellence for Research and Development (R&D) in Emerging Technologies in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related entrepreneurial skills. The NITDA Academy for Research and Training (NART), is envisioned to strengthen National technological capabilities of Nigerians in order to bridge the professional skills gap between industry and academia, while also promoting and inclusive ICT driven society.
The objectives of the NITDA Academy are to:
a. Build capacity and develop skills of participants in the knowledge and register of emerging IT programs and systems
b. Complement the efforts of tertiary institutions in IT education by focusing on developing marketable skills and knowledge
c. Bridge industry-academia research gap that focuses on addressing prioritized national challenges (security, digital services promotion, innovation and entrepreneurship)
d. To employ a hybrid training using pedagogical and andragogy techniques
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) through its NITDA Academy for Research and Training (NART) initiates the Learning Never Stop Programme. In our commitment to help our key stakeholders (Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)) ,students and Nigerian Citizens, we are leveraging on technology through the collaboration of our partners such as CISCO Systems Incorporated, Huawei Technologies and others that are preparing to join this partnership for massive training of our people who are currently adjusting to the new realities.
All courses and programs are tailor suited to meet the industry standard required to produce competent trainees who can fit into and be relevant in the I.T sector
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