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Digital Skills: Nigerian Government, UNDP partner to offer 3,000 internships to 3MTT Fellows

Photo: Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani/LinkedIn

*Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, Nigeria’s Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, announces the Ministry and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are collaborating to offer paid 3,000 internships to its 3MTT Fellows

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

In line with the Ministry’s digital economy agenda launched recently, Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, has said the Federal Government of Nigeria signed a partnership deal with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to grant paid 3,000 internships to its 3MTT Fellows.

ConsumerConnect reports the Dr. Tijani Tuesday, November 14, 2023, revealed this development in a blog post via his verified social media account.

The Minister stated: “We are pleased to announce a partnership with the UNDP to offer 3000 paid internships to our 3MTT fellows.”

He also explained that the “12-month internships will help fulfill our objectives to ensure that participants in the 3MTT programme get placed in roles that allow them apply the skills they learn in the programme.”

According to him, the first cohort of the programme would be launched on Wednesday, November 15, at an event to be streamed live on YouTube.

On 3MTT digital initiative

While over 1 million Nigerians have applied for the programm, which seeks to train 3 million Nigerians over the next four years, the first cohort of the programme will accommodate only 30,000 according to the implementation plan.

The Fellows who made the first batch are expected to be notified tomorrow as the program kicks off.

The Minister further noted that the partnership with UNDP came as the second major deal sealed by the government since preparations for the 3MTT programme commenced.

Recall that Tijani earlier had announced a N1 billion funding for the programme to be provided by IHS Telecom.

The N1 billion funding from IHS Towers also includes a commitment to paying the salaries of 37 dedicated learning community managers for each location for the next 3 years, stated he.

Some of the skills Nigerians, the Minister said, would be trained on in the first phase are skills that utilise technology to enhance various roles without directly involving technology creation.

These include Digital Marketing, Project Management Software, Cloud Platforms Navigation, Data Analysis and Visualisation, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), CRM Management, Accounting Software, Graphics Design and UX/UI Design, among several others.

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