KarROX launches third IT empowerment scholarship in Nigeria

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KARROX has been a pioneer in high end computer trainings over last one and half decades worldwide. In its quest to create the pool of well informed and learned ICT professionals karROX has launched its third IT empowerment scholarship in Nigeria.

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To further reduce barriers to entry and quality computer education, karROX for the third consecutive year will invest in excess of N100 million (US$0.80 million) into karROX Nigeria IT empowerment scholarship. Training will be offered on various software, networking and security modules with multiple platforms and technologies offered by ICT world leaders like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, CompTlA, Sun Microsystems and others.

Two previous years of karROX Nigeria IT empowerment scholarship conducted in year 2006 and 2007 received an overwhelming response with 60,000 students applying for it and 12,000 students offered scholarships to complete their various specialised courses on ICT. These scholarships are based on the applicant's skill, performance in the test and up to 100 per cent fee waiver along with job assistance was given.

Sunil Dhanuka, MD karROX Nigeria said, “Due to the wide gap in demand and supply of learned and well trained ICT professionals in Nigeria, the overall ICT sector is not growing at its full potential. Students have been applying for short term and single technology specialisation. Thus we have innovated a model wherein students and applicants would be given a choice to do a complete programme, which makes them more marketable and work on multiple platforms and technologies. We would appreciate if more and more organisations support this free and fair medium.”

Pritesh Zaveri, Business Development Manager, United Global Resources Limited (Franchise Development partner karROX Nigeria) said, “The cutting edge of these programmes is the blended model of deep foundation and latest technologies offered in these programmes. Even the assessment and evaluation scheme makes the student acceptable in industry and worldwide. The training will be provided at all 15 karROX centres nationwide.”

The launch of the karROX Nigeria IT empowerment scholarship programme is an opportunity for all Nigerians to start embracing a long term and futuristic career and get the real award for their performance. This has been a real medium for the Nigerian youth to acquire the tools for working at the cutting edge of technology. This year's qualifying test is on 19th July, 2008 nationwide and various corporate bodies, religious organisations, education institutions are also supporting karROX Nigeria IT Empowerment Scholarship.

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