NITDA and Coursera Partner to Launch Second Cohort of Scholarship Program 2024

In a landmark partnership, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has joined forces with Coursera to provide scholarships enabling Nigerians to earn professional certifications.

These certifications, recognized by leading tech multinationals such as Meta, Google, IBM, and top-ranked US universities, will empower recipients with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the global digital landscape.

The program includes two pathways:

  • Category A (IT Career Pathway)
  • Category B (Complementary Skills Pathway).

Under Category A, the IT Career Pathway has 19 distinct professional certification programs.

These programs consist of interconnected courses designed to provide a deep understanding and practical skills essential for securing employment within the IT sector.

Completing each course within the program yields a certificate, and upon finishing all required courses, participants will earn a professional certification.

Category B, the Complementary Skills Pathway, comprises four certification programs. These are designed to complement IT career skills and hone capabilities in digital productivity tools, entrepreneurship, and freelancing.

Prospective participants can click on the program links to learn more about the professional certifications before selecting.

Successful applicants will receive a Coursera license via email as a joining link, granting them access to the selected program and enabling them to enrol in a course.

The Coursera license will be valid for six months. Scholars are encouraged to maximize this opportunity by completing as many professional certifications as possible. However, they can only enrol in one certification at a time.

For individuals interested in applying for the scholarship program, please click the following link:

This collaboration underscores NITDA’s commitment to empowering Nigerian citizens with digital skills and aligns with its #1millionDigitalSkills initiative.

The aim is to elevate the country’s digital workforce and drive Nigeria’s technological advancement in the global digital economy.


With continued commitment and determination, NITDA and Coursera will continue to shape future professionals and contribute positively to Nigeria’s education system and society.

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