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Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy National Girls in ICT Competition 2024

Introducing the National Girls in ICT Competition – an initiative spearheaded by the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy that aims to revolutionize the ICT landscape in Nigeria by providing a platform for secondary school girls to exhibit their skills, innovation, and creativity in various ICT-related domains.

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The competition seeks to encourage female participation in the ICT sector and empower them to become leaders in this dynamic field. The goal is to bridge the gender gap in the industry and create equal opportunities for girls to participate and excel.

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Are you a young girl with a passion for technology and innovation? This competition is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your skills, unleash your creativity, and make a significant impact in the world of ICT! Here’s everything you need to know about the competition:

Benefits of the FMCIDE National Girls in ICT Competition:
By participating in the competition, you can:

    • 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.

Rewards for Participants:
Participants who make it to the top will receive e-certificates and guidelines to set up girls in ICT clubs. Honourable mentions, certificates, and access to online courses will also be awarded. Winners will receive scholarships, laptops, trophies, and certificates as prizes.

Requirements for the FMCIDE National Girls in ICT Competition:
To participate in the competition, you must:

    • Register: Sign up for the competition through the registration portal.
    • 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.
    • Training Programs: Participate in a 5-day training program across states to enhance your technical skills.
    • Regional Competitions: Showcase your solution in regional competitions to qualify for the national stage.
    • Virtual Pitching: Present your innovative solution in a virtual pitching competition evaluated by qualified judges.

Selection Process:
The selection process follows a timeline:

    • 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

Application Deadline:
February 18, 2024

Interested and qualified? Visit the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy (FMCIDE) website to apply for the competition. Don’t miss this chance to make a difference in the world of ICT!

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