- Presents new age GNIIT
- an all new Cloud Centric Curriculum for the next generation IT professionals in Nigeria
- Annual Scholarship Test to be held on July 12th across the country
Lagos, Nigeria, June 17, 2014: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation today announced the 15th NIIT Nigeria Scholarship 2014, to reward meritorious students desirous of building successful careers in fast evolving IT sector in the country. This is NIIT's initiative to enhance employability of meritorious students to meet the industry needs of the country.
The scholarship test will be held on July 12, 2014. With a thrust on creating skilled manpower for the Nigerian IT industry, the NIIT Nigeria Scholarship will help students get skilled for a global career in IT through training in technology. For the first time scholarship will also be offered for new-age GNIIT program.
The unique GNIIT program based on all new cloud centric curriculum can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology. With the new GNIIT, student learns not only at an NIIT centre but also through Nigeria's first Cloud CampusTM that leverages the power of Information Technology in education. The pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM empowers student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services using a Netbook or a Mobile device that connects them to NIIT's Cloud CampusTM network. These services will be managed by NIIT centrally, using the power of Cloud Computing.
Mr. Sanjay Tickoo, Vice-President, International Education Business, NIIT Ltd. said,
"The scholarship is an integral part of NIIT's commitment to encourage meritorious students of the country to
build a successful career in IT. Over the last 15 years NIIT has created a pool of job-ready professionals, for the fast growing IT industry in Nigeria. We are now pleased to introduce new age GNIIT to offer multiple career options to the students."
According to industry sources, IT industry in Nigeria is estimated to be among the fastest growing IT industries in the world. NIIT conducts the IT Scholarship exam every year to help identify meritorious students to join this industry and be a part of the global skilled IT Talent pool. Over the last 15 years, NIIT Scholarships have become one of the most awaited events in the annual events calendar of the country.
NIIT offers cutting-edge programs in Nigeria, mapped to international certifications- Mastermind Series, courses on Oracle, Java, CCNA & CCNP, A+ & N+, Infrastructure Management, Web Design & Development, Graphic Designing, MIS, Project Management, among others.
Students can visit
www.niitnigeria.com to get more details about the scholarship test.
NIIT in Nigeria
NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation, established its presence in Nigeria by setting up an education centre in Ikeja, Lagos in 1999 and since then has affirmed its support to prepare the youth in the country for lucrative IT careers. NIIT now trains over 16,000 students in Nigeria every year and has shaped the careers of over 150,000 students in past 15 years.
Since 1999 NIIT has been involved in creation of skilled ICT manpower and has launched several initiatives in the country.
NIIT is acknowledged as the undisputed leader in the country's IT training and education segment, offering the latest IT programs mapped to the industry requirement and international vendor certifications.
In Nigeria, NIIT provides IT education to individuals; offers customized training solutions for corporate; and caters to the IT learning needs of University & School students.
Established in 1981,
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT's training solutions in IT, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Business Process Management (BPM), Executive Management Education, Vocational Skills, School Learning Solutions and Communication and Professional Life Skills has impacted over 35 million learners since inception.
NIIT's Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT –
Edgeineers for IT professionals. The company has introduced "India's first cloud campus", through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT's
Cloud Campus network.
Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT YuvaJyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to around 15,000 Government and private schools. The futuristic
NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th
Best company to work for in India 2013-14, by Great Place to Work Institute®.
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