The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has stated that 92 Nigerians have benefited from the 2017/2018 Postgraduate Scholarship programme.
Hadiza Umar, Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit of the agency, said this in a statement released on Monday in Abuja.
According to Umar, the scholarship programme is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s human capital development agenda for citizens to contribute to nation development.
“NITDA has awarded 92 scholarships in the 2017/2018 session for Master’s and Doctorate degrees in relevant areas of ICT and ICT Law.
“This is in the efforts of the agency at assessing and addressing ICT skills requirements to support President Buhari’s sustainable economic growth and development strides.”
“The scholarship scheme was expanded to cover diverse areas including Masters in ICT Law through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the agency.”
Umar disclosed that each scholar studying abroad received an average package of over N17 million per annum comprising tuition fees, personal allowance to cover accommodation, living expenses and other allowances.
She said that in-country scholars received an average of over N3 million, while about N752 million was spent annually on the scheme.
According to her, for the selection, two scholars are picked from each state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at Masters Level and one scholar in each geo-political zone of the country at Doctorate degree Level.
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