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Lagos, June 04, 2013: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today announced the 14th NIIT Nigeria IT Scholarship 2013, to enable meritorious students seek a career in the fast growing IT sector in the country. These students, post successful training, will go on to join the IT industry in Nigeria and become a part of global skilled IT Talent pool.
The Scholarship test will be held on July 13, 2013. 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.
Mr. Sanjay Tickoo, Vice-President, International Education Business, NIIT Ltd, said, “Over the last 13 years, NIIT has played a key role in developing manpower for the fast growing IT industry in Nigeria. NIIT’s Nigeria IT Scholarship is an endeavor to create a trained pool of human resource in IT, ready to take on global assignments.”
According to industry sources, IT industry in Nigeria is estimated to 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 13 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 visitwww.niitnigeria.com to get more details about the scholarship test.
NIIT is acknowledged as the leader in the country’s IT training and education segment, offering the latest IT programs mapped to the industry requirements and international vendor certifications. It has shaped the careers of over 120,000 students in past 13 years, and reaches out to 16,000 students every year in Nigeria.
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 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 120,000 students in past 13 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 cater to the IT learning needs of University & School students.

About NIIT
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus 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.
NIIT’s 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 Yuva Jyoti, 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 over 16,500 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 (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.
NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 10 India’s Best Companies to Work for- 2012’ by Great Places to Work Institute.

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2013-06-04