Zarttalent Partners Nigerian Varsities to Empower Students with Tech Skills

Zarttalent Partners Nigerian Varsities to Empower Students with Tech Skills

Funmi Ogundare 

Zarttalent, a foundation driving digital literacy in Nigeria, has announced a collaboration with Nigerian universities to empower students with in-demand technological skills through its academy programme.

The collaboration officially kicked-off recently, with a programme hosted at Afe Babalola University, Ekiti State. Over 100 students who attended the programme were introduced to various tech courses and workshops designed by the Zarttalent Academy to prepare them for the demands of the modern workforce.

Speaking on the collaboration, the Chief Executive Officer, Zarttalent Foundation, Nelson Ajulo, expressed enthusiasm about the initiative, saying that it will make a lasting impact on the students. 

According to him, “we are excited about collaborating with Nigerian universities to empower students with essential technological skills, positioning them for success. Through a blend of academic and practical training, we aim to provide students with the necessary tools to excel in today’s digital landscape.”

As the demand for technological skills continues to grow, he explained that partnerships such as this would0 play a crucial role in shaping the future of Nigeria’s digital economy.

“Through the Zarttalent Foundation, we also offer a 30 per cent scholarship to women who want to enrol into the academy, aligning with our broader objective of training 2,000 women in technology across Africa within the next five years. This initiative significantly contributes to the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) objectives,” Ajulo stated.

He noted that the strategic collaboration between the foundation and Nigerian universities will empower the next generation of tech leaders and drive innovation in Nigeria’s education sector.

“The Zarttalent Academy provides focused training in Frontend Engineering, Backend Engineering, Project Management, and Product Design. Graduates of these programmes receive globally recognised certifications, international internship opportunities, access to global mentors, international job opportunities, and dedicated career support services.

Related Articles