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NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency), in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, have partnered with Coursera to offer learning scholarships that will enable Nigerian citizens to obtain professional certifications from some of the world’s leading multinational tech companies (e.g. Meta, Google, IBM) and top ranked US universities. Applicants are to select one certification program each from Category A and Category B that they wish to be enrolled in.

Category A (IT Career Pathway) offers a total of 19 professional certification programs to help you kickstart a successful IT career. Each program comprises a series of related courses focused on providing deep knowledge and hands-on skills required for employment. When you complete each individual course within the program, you’ll earn a certificate of completion. However, the professional certification will be earned when you have completed all the required courses in the program.

Category B (Complementary Skills Pathway) offers 4 certification programs for you to choose from to complement your IT career skills and sharpen your use of digital productivity tools, entrepreneurship, or freelancing skills.

As part of the Federal Government’s commitment to create 1 million jobs in the digital economy, NITDA, in partnership with Cousera, hereby offers an opportunity to build capacity that can provide you with skills for digital jobs. These include 19 Professional Certifications from World Leading IT Multinationals below:


  • Google Data Analytics
  • Google IT Support
  • Google Cybersecurity Professional
  • Google UX Design
  • Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce


  • IBM Data Engineering
  • IBM Data Science
  • IBM DevOps and Software Engineering
  • IBM Machine Learning Practitioner


  • Meta Front-End Developer
  • Meta Back-End Developer
  • Meta. Meta iOS Developer
  • Meta Android Developer
  • Meta Social Media Marketing


  • Artificial Intelligence Practitioner
  • Software Testing and Automation Professional
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Cloud Computing Professional

Successful applicants will receive a Coursera license in their provided email in the form of a joining link. They will then be able to join the program and enroll on a course by clicking on that link.

Each scholar will have access to the Coursera license for a period of six (6) months. Scholars are expected to use this time to complete as many professional certifications as possible, but they can only be enrolled in one certification at a time.


Application Date: Wednesday 31st May 2023 to Wednesday 14th June 2023.

Courses Start Date: The Cohort 2 training starts on Monday 19th June 2023 for a period of 6 months

How To Apply: To Apply please click Here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to skills that can give you access to global jobs.

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