HiiT PLC offers N20 million digital skills acquisition scholarship to Nigerian students
…Plans to equip youths with ICT skills to meet global demand
HiiT, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training service provider in Nigeria, has concluded plans to offer scholarships worth N20 million to interested Nigerian students at the tertiary education level as its contribution to the Federal Government COVID-19 economic palliatives.
The company says this decision is part of its resolve to support various governments’ initiates towards moderating the effect of the pandemic on teeming youths who are currently idling away at home, to build ICT skills that are in global demand from home, and even begin to earn income.
According to Kayode Shobajo, chief executive officer, HiiT PLC, “all that is required of interested students to apply for the scholarship is to visit: www.hiit.ng/scholarship
The courses on offer include digital marketing, web design, digital literacy, Cisco certified network associate, python programming and many others.
Shobajo said that unlike most other online training platforms, HiiT Online Training offers instructor-led training coupled with other training methods including live interactive classes, videos, slides, whiteboards and simulation labs to impact IT skills that are in huge demand by employers.
“The teaching time and students’ interaction time mix are optimised to ensure the best online learning outcome for our cultural environment,” he said. “Our Instructors are highly skilled and 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.”
Speaking further on some of the courses on offer, 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, and more.
“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.”
On web design, Shobajo said with more communication and commerce being conducted online than ever before, the web provides incredible opportunities for web designers. At the end of the course, graduates of web design will play a central role in building dynamic websites and applications that deliver content in a variety of formats for multiple devices for organisations.
Python, on the other hand, is a powerful general-purpose programming language. It is used in web development, data science, creating software prototypes, and so on. It has simple easy-to-use syntax. Students will learn the basics of Python, then move on to acquire skills on how to develop Web applications using the Django framework.
The course also covers the basics of creating basic applications using the MVC (model-view-controller) design pattern, as well as more advanced topics such as administration, session management and authentication.
Shobanjo disclosed that HiiT has graduated over 50,000 students at its existing training centers located in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Ibadan over the past 24 years, and therefore has pedigree as a training service provider.