Liveschoolnews team wish to inform the general public that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide has in 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevantareas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigerian or Foreign/Overseas Universities.
NITDA SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
The scholarships will be strictly based on merit and cover the six Geo-political Zones of the country(36 States).
The Agency will collaborate with the various institutions of higher learning within and outside the country to ensure that the scheme is successfully executed.
DURATION OF NITDA SCHOLARSHIP
The Masters programme will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE NITDA SCHOLARSHIP TEST
1. Masters Degree Candidate for the award of Masters Degree Scholarship must have 1st class or 2nd class upper Division in relevant Information Technology field of study.
2. PhD Candidates for the award of PhD degree scholarship must have Masters Degree in relevant Information Technology field of study.
NITDA APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Applications are completed and Submitted at the Organizations website at:http://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng/ to register.
NITDA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application Deadline: The registration period will be availablefrom the date of this publication until the 24th day of October, 2012
NITDA SCREENING TEST
A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the award.
Only candidates who are eligible will be invited for the screening.
For more details, log on at the NITDA official website: http://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng/