Foremost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service and IT training provider, HiiT PLC is offering a N20 million scholarship to students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with interest in learning and developing digital skills that are in high global demand in today’s fast-paced world.
According to the career builders, this is part of its effort to support various government initiatives aimed at mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s teeming tertiary students following the disruption of academic studies.
The training will be carried out online by seasoned instructors who are proficient in virtual, interactive and illustrative teaching. The courses on offer include Digital Marketing, Web Design, Digital Literacy, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Python programming and many others.
Access to the scholarship is strictly on a first-come-first-serve basis and prospective beneficiaries can apply for the scholarship by clicking on this link.
With 24 years’ worth of experience teaching and providing digital skills while producing more than 50,000 graduates, HiiT is capable of providing guidance and expertise to equip students with these skills.
Chief Executive Officer of HiiT, Kayode Shobajo said that unlike most other online training platforms that transmit audio materials to the students, HiiT does a lot more.
According to him, HiiT offers instructor-led training coupled with other training methods: live interactive classes, videos, slides, whiteboards and simulation labs to impart IT skills that are in huge demand.
“Our Instructors are highly skilled and well equipped to deliver lectures from their homes or anywhere they are comfortable. The teaching time and students’ interaction time mix are optimized to ensure the best online learning outcome for our cultural environment”Kayode Shobajo, Chief Executive Officer of HiiT
Courses on Offer
Courses on offer range from Digital Marketing to Web Design, Python among others.
Digital Marketing will give the students a comprehensive understanding of all major digital marketing channels used today as well as create, launch, and analyze campaigns across a multitude of platforms e.g Facebook ads, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and more.
The Web Design course is designed to equip participants with the technical skills to create well-designed websites in terms of aesthetics, using today’s modern web design tools.
Python is a powerful general-purpose programming language. It is used in Web Development, Data Science, creating software prototypes, and so on. It has simple easy-to-use syntax. Students will learn the basics of Python, then move on to acquire skills on how to develop Web applications using the Django framework.
The course also covers the basics of creating basic applications using the MVC (model-view-controller) design pattern, as well as more advanced topics such as Administration, Session etc.
How Would the Online Training Work?
HiiT’s training is instructor-led. This means asides having educational materials distributed to them, students will be having live virtual interactive sessions with the instructors as well as with other students. It’s basically like a class, except the students will be attending remotely.
Videos and other educational material are sent to the students for perusal before each class. There is also an internal learning management system where all the materials are arranged in their sequence to facilitate coherence and easy learning.
The class would then move to Zoom call where the interactivity takes place.
HiiT was founded in 1996 and has gone on to become one of the best IT and digital training institutions in Nigeria. With training partners like Microsoft, Oracle and Google, the institution boasts of CPN-accredited IT Training Centres located in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Kano and other cities nationwide. More than 50,000 students have graduated from the institution.
With resource materials and textbooks currently adopted by more than 700 schools across Nigeria, HiiT has excelled in IT Training/Education, Publishing, IT Consultancy and IT Solutions Development and Services.
HiiT is duly registered with the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). The company develops software for private and public companies as well as e-Learning solutions for educational institutions and organisations.
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