President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd
NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development today announced the 18th National Scholarship in Nigeria, to reward meritorious students desirous of building successful careers in today's knowledge economy. This is NIIT's initiative to enhance employability of commendable students to meet the industry needs of the country. NIIT will now offer scholarships for cuttingedge programs like digiNxt MMS, Big Data, Java Enterprises Apps with DevOps, Digital Marketing, Oracle, CISCO, Android and other programs. These programs have been introduced by NIIT with a profound understanding of the changing workforce requirement of the Global and Nigerian IT industry. More than 100,000 students have benefitted from the scholarship so far. Nigeria is overcoming recession with a renewed hope and this is an opportunity for students to contribute to the growth of the country. NIIT will help enable this through its global career programs. This year the annual scholarship test will be held on Saturday, 15th July 2017, across the country. For more information, students can visit www.niit.com/ nigeria. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd, said, "NIIT has always believed in making cuttingedge professional courses available to meritorious students across the globe. This scholarship is yet another effort that recognizes and encourages students' in Nigeria to pursue a career in IT and IT related domains." "Nigeria is on the path of sustainable growth, thereby also providing an opportunity of growth to the students of the country. To enable this, we will offer scholarships for revolutionary programs in digiNxt MMS, Big Data, Java Enterprises Apps with Dev-ops, Digital Marketing, Oracle, CISCO and more to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets that will help drive the Nigerian IT industry." Today, information technology has changed the way people work and the next ten years will be about transforming the businesses across all
industry sectors to embrace the digital era. According to industry experts, digitally transformed organizations are 26% more profitable than their industry competitors. Global spending on digital transformation technologies is expected to cross $2.1 Billion by 2019. By 2018, 35% of IT resources will be spent to support the creation of new digital revenue streams, and by 2020 almost 50% of IT budgets will be tied to digital transformation initiatives. 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 17 years, NIIT Scholarships have become one of the most awaited events in the annual events calendar of the country. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sanjay Tickoo, Head of Business Operations, International Education Business – Emerging Markets, 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 18 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 courses to offer multiple career options to the students in today's digital economy." With an aim to create empowered workforce for the Nigerian IT industry, NIIT offers various other programs to the students in Nigeria. The revolutionary Mastermind series comprises of Software Engineering and Infrastructure Management courses. While the Software Engineering course will expose the student to technologies like Office 2013, Java 7, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, ASP. net, MVC 4.5, HTML 5, JQuery, Java Script, the Infrastructure Management course will enable students to learn Office 2013, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Share Point 2013.
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. The scholarship has reached out to nearly 1.8 million students in the past 18 years. Since 1999 NIIT has been involved in creation of skilled ICT workforce 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.
Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd
Sanjay Tickoo Head, International Education Business (Emerging Market), NIIT Ltd.