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FG to Share 50 Laptops Monthly to 3MTT 2nd Cohort Fellows as Training Begins


The Federal Government has disclosed that it will be giving out 50 laptops monthly to fellows of its 3 Million Technical Training (3MTT) program.

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Dr. Bosun Tijani
Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy

The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, disclosed this on Thursday as he announced the commencement of learning for the 270,000 fellows selected for the second cohort of the program.

According to the Minister, the laptops will be shared during the monthly knowledge showcase of the program where the fellows share what they have learned and how they are applying it.

In addition, a highlight of the ‘learning perks’ shared by the Minister shows that the program will also be giving out 5 MTN routers to the fellows every month.

The learning phase

Although cohort 2 of the program kicked off in March, the Minister said learning is just starting in the middle of May. Announcing the commencement of the session, Tijani said,

“Glad to announce the start of the learning phase of the 2nd Cohort of  3MTTNigeria Thank you to all our fellows for your patience as the team worked to make sure everything was put in place for the start of your sessions. As always, there’s a lot to look forward to in the 3MTT program, as you get started on your learning journey.

“For our 3rd and 4th cohorts, please stay tuned for more updates on opportunities to stay engaged in the Learning Community.”

Job placements for fellows

While announcing the selection of fellows for the second cohort of the program, the Minister disclosed that a significant number of fellows in the first cohort of the program were being placed into jobs as interns all over the country.

Beyond that, he said all the fellows from the first phase are now at a stage where they will be participating in hackathons within their states to put what they’ve learned into practice; working together with their peers, and building solutions that can showcase their expertise.

What you should know

According to Tijani, the 3MTT program is a critical part of the Renewed Hope agenda and is aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone to power its digital economy and position Nigeria as a net talent exporter.

The program started with 30,000 Nigerians, representing 1% of the 3 million target, while the 270,000 selected for the second cohort brings the number to 10%.

To achieve the program’s target, Tijani said the different phases will be executed based on the framework co-created with key stakehol.

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