KarROX Nigeria, an Information Technology (IT) company, in partnership with Microsoft has concluded plans to award IT empowerment scholarships to no fewer than 20,000 Nigerian students. Business Development Manager of the company, Pritesh Zaveri, said out of 80,000 applicants, 20,000 students qualified for the scholarship, adding that the test was based on general aptitude, intelligence of students, while interviews were conducted at all karROX Computer Education and Training Centres nationwide for the qualified candidates. Managing Director of the organisation, Sunil Dhanuka told that the scholarship programme, now in its 4th year, was an opportunity for individuals, who desired the best of IT education to become professionals, adding that it was poised to support individuals who had the zeal and desire for quality IT education/career.He said the training would cover various software, networking and security modules with multiple platforms and technologies offered by ICT world leaders like Microsoft, CompTIA, Sun, Microsystems, among others. Microsoft Development Platform Manager, Ken Spann, said his organisation was excited about being part of the empowerment scholarship for 2009, saying since ICT was on the rise, the country was seeking to increase ICT capacity among students and workers both in the public and private sector.
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