The National Girls in ICT Competition is a pioneering initiative by the Federal Ministry of Communication, Nigeria, aimed at fostering female participation in the dynamic field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This program provides a platform for secondary school girls to demonstrate their ICT skills, creativity, and innovation, ultimately aiming to bridge the gender gap in the ICT sector and empower young girls to become leaders in technology.
Program Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Communication, Nigeria
Host Institution: Federal Ministry of Communication, Nigeria
Funding Amount: Funded
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Secondary School Girls
To be eligible for the National Girls in ICT Competition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be girl child
- Be enrolled in Secondary Schools
- Form a team and register with the support of their teachers
By participating in the National Girls in ICT Competition, girls will:
- Develop skills and enhance technical abilities in coding, programming, web development, cybersecurity, and data analytics.
- Gain recognition and support from government agencies, educational institutions, and industry leaders.
- Network and learn through workshops, mentorship programs, and networking events aimed at enhancing their learning experience.
- Receive e-certificates and guidelines to set up girls in ICT clubs.
- Have access to online courses, scholarships, laptops, trophies, and certificates for winners.
To participate in the National Girls in ICT Competition, candidates should follow these steps:
- Register: Sign up for the competition through the registration portal provided.
- Form a Team: Build a team and register with the support of teachers.
- Solve a Problem: Identify a problem in the community and develop a tech-based solution.
- Training Programs: Participate in a 5-day training program across states to enhance technical skills.
- Regional Competitions: Showcase the solution in regional competitions to qualify for the national stage.
- Virtual Pitching: Present the innovative solution in a virtual pitching competition evaluated by qualified judges.
- Recognition and Rewards: Receive certificates, prizes, and opportunities for further education and development.
February 18, 2024
This competition presents a unique opportunity for young girls in Nigeria to unleash their potential, contribute to solving real-world problems through technology, and embark on a rewarding journey in the field of ICT. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this transformative initiative! Apply now and pave the way for a future in technology.