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February 13, 2024

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Moniepoint, NITHub Unilag call for applicants into HatchDev programme  

by Bemigho Awala

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Moniepoint Inc, Africa's leading digital financial services provider, in collaboration with NITHub Unilag, has announced a call for applicants into the second cohort of the highly competitive HatchDev programme. This initiative, aimed at nurturing the next generation of market-ready software engineers, has received widespread recognition for its impactful contribution in helping to bridge the skilled tech talent gap and supporting the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s goal of creating two million digital jobs in the country.

The nine-month specialized training programme follows a strict recruitment policy and aspires to produce 300 junior software engineers, 100 intelligent systems developers, and 100 IoT/embedded systems engineers annually. Upon completion of the course, these professionals are readily absorbed into a market eager for their expertise. The program, which began in October 2022, has successfully trained and placed professionals in the industry.  

The transformative learning experience provides six months of hands-on training where participants take a deep dive into the world of full-stack development from the fundamentals to advanced techniques, and they’ll gain a solid understanding of the tools and technologies that power the web. Participants will also experience an immersive 3-month internship where their newfound skills can be deployed in a real-world setting, gain invaluable practical experience, collaborate with industry experts, and build a network that will open doors for their future careers. 

According to Chukwudum Ekwueme, VP Engineering, Moniepoint Inc., “As a business, we have always envisioned a transformative approach to the use of technology in powering dreams and creating financial happiness in society.  The HatchDev programme is an excellent exemplar of this mandate and one that will allow participants gain practical experience, upskilling, startup incubation, and product development, making them valuable assets to the tech industry upon completion. We are excited to be associated with an initiative that will support the government’s effort to build a robust digital economy for Nigeria.”

Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa, NitHub Director and HatchDev project lead, said, “We sincerely appreciate Moniepoint for collaborating with us to bring the inaugural edition of HatchDev to life in 2022. We have seen firsthand the programme’s transformative power to change lives and empower young people with a future that they can be proud of. I’d encourage those interested to apply and seize this unparalleled opportunity to be a part of an initiative that will shape the future of technology in Nigeria.”

The application deadline is set for February 18, 2024, and intending participants are expected to have some knowledge of HTML, CSS and foundational JavaScript to enable them to make the most of this program.

To apply or learn more about the HatchDev programme, visit https://bit.ly/HatchDev2.

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