The National Girls in ICT Competition 2024 application period is now open. Here’s everything you should know about the competition.
Introducing the National Girls in ICT Competition, an initiative aimed at transforming Nigeria’s ICT landscape by providing a platform for secondary school girls to demonstrate their skills, creativity, and innovation in a variety of ICT-related domains.
About the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024
This competition is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy to encourage female participation in the ICT sector and empower them to become leaders in this dynamic field.
The aim is to bridge the gender gap in the industry and create equal opportunities for girls to participate and excel.
More than just a competition – Unleash your creativity and problem-solving skills.
Are you a young girl with a passion for technology and innovation? This is your chance to showcase your skills, unleash your creativity, and make a significant impact in the world of ICT.
Benefits of the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024
By participating, you will:
- Develop skills and hone your technical abilities in coding, programming, web development, cybersecurity, and data analytics.
- Gain Recognition and receive support from government agencies, educational institutions, and industry leaders.
- Network and learn by engaging in workshops, mentorship programs, and networking events to enhance your learning experience.
How to Participate in the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024
If you’d like to participate in the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024, here’s how:
- Sign up for the competition through the registration portal here
Form a Team:
- Build a team and register with the support of your teachers.
Solve a Problem:
- Identify a problem in your community and develop a tech-based solution.
- Participate in a 5-day training program across states to enhance your technical skills.
- Showcase your solution in regional competitions to qualify for the national stage.
- Present your innovative solution in a virtual pitching competition evaluated by qualified judges.
Recognition and Rewards:
- Receive certificates, prizes, and opportunities for further education and development.
Timeline for the Competition
National Call for Applications
22nd January- 18th Feb 2024
Virtual States Pitching Competition
12th March -14th March 2024
Virtual National Pitching Competition
16th March 2024
Rewards for Participating in the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024
Stage 1 Participants:
E-Certificate and guidelines to set up girls in ICT clubs
Stage 2 Participants:
Honourable mentions, certificates, and access to online courses.
Stage 3 Participants:
Scholarships, laptops, trophies, and certificates for winners.