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NIIT announces 19th National Scholarship in Nigeria

Offers latest in-demand Digital Transformation technology programs

  • DIGINXT MMS Software Engineering: Full Stack Developer (Python, REST, Angular JS, REACT)
  • Data Analytics (Machine Learning Using R & Python Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence)
  • Digital Marketing (SEO, SEM, Mobile and Email Marketing, ORM), Big Data, Java with DevOps

Lagos, Nigeria/New Delhi, India, 6th June 2018: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development today announced the 19thNational Scholarship, to reward meritorious students in Nigeria desirous of building successful careers in today's digital economy. This is NIIT's initiative to train worthy students in new age programs to meet the changing manpower needs of the industry in the country.

NIIT will now offer scholarships for cutting-edge digital transformation programs like DIGINXT MMS (Python, REST, Angular JS, REACT), Data Analytics (Machine Learning Using R & Python, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence), Digital Marketing, Big Data, Java with DevOps and other programs. These programs have been introduced by NIIT with a profound understanding of the changing job roles which are powering the digital economy.

This year the annual scholarship test will be held on Saturday, 14thJuly 2018, across the country. Since the inception in 1999, NIIT Scholarships have become one of the most awaited events in the annual events calendar of the country. More than 100,000 students have benefitted from the scholarship so far. For more information, students can visit

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Tickoo, Head, International Education Business – Emerging Markets, NIIT Ltd. said, "In 2014, Nigeria became Africa's largest economy and today it is Africa's largest information and communications technology market. With new job roles emerging in the country, students trained in futuristic digital transformational programs can meaningfully contribute to the growth of the country and thus carve a successful career for themselves. With our keen understanding of the changing job roles in the digital economy we are now focusing on the Digital Transformation needs of the country. We will now offer futuristic programs to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the industry. So, if you are ambitious to learn futuristic skills, to make a mark in the digital economy, we have a course to match your aspirations."

According to the World Economic Forum, disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years. Many of the major drivers of transformation currently affecting global industries are expected to have a significant impact on jobs, ranging from significant job creation to job displacement, and from heightened labour productivity to widening skills gaps. Towards this NIIT has introduced futuristic cutting-edge digital transformation programs for Nigerian students to train them for the jobs of future.

Global spending on digital transformation technologies is expected to cross $2.1 Billion by 2019 and by 2020 almost 50% of IT budgets will be tied to digital transformation initiatives. 

A study carried out by the future of jobs report by World Economic Forum lists that making use of Data Analytics is an immediate focus area for businesses & governments. Furthermore, a research carried out by Gartner predicts that more than 40% of all data analytics projects will relate to an aspect of customer experience by 2020.


NIIT in Nigeria

NIIT, a global leader in skills & talent development, 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 has been involved in creation of skilled ICT workforce and has launched several initiatives in the country. Presently NIIT is operating with 20 education centres across various cities in Nigeria.

NIIT Nigeria national scholarship has reached out to over a million students in the past 19 years by offering them with scholarship assistance across various segments - School Leavers, Under Graduates, Graduates [Unemployed, Under-Employed], Individuals desirous of enhancing their technical skill-sets and students in general who aspire to know about I.T. and career in I.T.

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.

About NIIT

NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Business and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Business (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT.  As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software. The learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past eleven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for 'Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.


For media queries, please contact:

Prateek Chatterjee

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited

Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293370


Swati Sharma

Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited

Ph: (Cell) +91 9999601154, (Dir) +91 124 4293042


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