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Ustacky Launches Scholarship Program For Nigerian Tech Talents - Daily Trust by ilyasmuy: 6:54am On Dec 30, 2020
– Partners Data Science Nigeria (DSN) and Wennovation to build Africa’s Next Generation Tech Pros
– N500,000 Scholarship opportunity empowers enthusiasts to pursue careers in programming and Tech
Nigerian EdTech Startup, Ustacky has announced the launch of its Microdegree™ Scholarship Program. The Scholarship is available to 1,000 candidates and Ustacky is accepting applications effective immediately, up until ​January 31, 2021.
Despite a 60% youth population​, and a projected 89% increase by 2050, SubSaharan Africa is home to the largest group of unemployed youths in the world. And notwithstanding the proliferation of tech companies in the region, there exists a wide skill gap with lots of employers having problems finding the right talent.
The Ustacky Microdegree™ Scholarship Program seeks to fill this void by providing technical and financial support to upcoming talents building careers in Software Development and Data Science. Ten outstanding candidates will receive N50,000 each and probable employment with Ustacky.
Collaborating with Data Science Nigeria (DSN) and Wennovation, the Ustacky Microdegree™ Scholarship Program is open to committed tech enthusiasts and developers pursuing a career in Technology. Applicants must demonstrate a strong desire and commitment towards a career in Tech to be considered.

“At Ustacky, we leverage cutting-edge solutions to craft the finest programs and courses for Africa’s software engineers. We do this with an expert-led team of local instructors delivering top-notch content for a primarily African audience”, says Teslim Sulaiman, Co-founder of Ustacky.
The Microdegree™ Scholarship Program is one of the introductory steps Ustacky is taking towards redefining Nigeria’s (and indeed Africa’s) Tech ecosystem. This follows last month’s launch of the Ustacky Remote Internship (URI 1.0), a FREE 6-month internship prepping enthusiasts towards careers in FrontEnd Development, Backend Development and Data Science.
According to Ilyas Muyiwa, Ustacky Head of Operations: “…Our core mission is to make Africa the next developers’ talent hub. That’s why we primarily impart industry-relevant programming skills to tech enthusiasts across the continent. We hope to churn out ​500,000 Developers and Data Scientists​ within the next five years.”
This Ustacky Microdegree™ Scholarship Program is another milestone in the quest to actualizing
To apply, candidates must complete an application form including an Expression of Interest stating why they want the scholarship.
For more information about the Ustacky Microdegree™ Scholarship Program, visit https://ustacky.com/scholarship
About Ustacky
Ustacky is Africa’s premier online stack-learning platform offering career-defining Microdegrees and courses in programming and tech.
The platform was conceived to address the dearth of proficient software engineers in Africa and to further build the continent’s digital economy as a whole.
Ustacky is arguably the decade’s biggest addition to Africa’s Tech industry with a web & App-based learning management system that prepares candidates for careers in Programming, AI, Data Science, Machine Learning and more.
In September 2020, they commenced with five (5) courses namely HTML, CSS, PHP, Python and Javascript, all of which can be accessed FREE.
Users can enroll for individual courses and structured credential programs known as ‘Microdegrees’. Additionally, the platform offers career management solutions to collaborate
with candidates in their professional endeavours, and a social forum to facilitate a fun & interesting learning experience.
Mentorship is a significant component of Ustacky’s pedagogical approach. Mentors are assigned to all candidates throughout the duration of study. This ensures candidates do not
experience burnout as learning progresses, but also get adequate support concerning whatever difficulties they might encounter.
Professional referrals and job link-ups are features to expect soon.
Ustacky also offers collaborative training for educational institutions and corporate organizations. Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Private Corporations and Public
Institutions can partner with Ustacky to train their staff or students in Software Development and/or Data Science.
Innovative and Versatile
Ustacky is equipped with the most scalable training process. They pride themselves on comprehensive learning materials without the need for external resources. An approach that
accommodates a large number of candidates concurrently without compromising quality, all within a time framework consistent with global best practices, and at the most cost-effective rate.
To conclude, Ustacky keeps up with industry standards. Their platform can also be accessed via the Ustacky Android App​. The mobile app comes with an Integrated Development Environment(code editor) which can perform all functions available on the web platform. With it, you can learn, write and run code on the go.
Features of the Ustacky platform include:
● Resourcefulness​: Discover new and ever-expanding courses in tech-related fields – from Coding to Data Science to Artificial intelligence (AI) and more.
● Affordable​: Ustacky offers all foundation courses free, and ensures paid courses are within your budget.
● Lifetime Access​: Once enrolled in a course, you have lifetime access to the contents.
● Learn from Professionals​: Get tutored by adept instructors, teaching in a localized African accent.
● Interactive forum​: Connect with other students, share ideas and pose questions to instructors.

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