Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Financial system, Bosun Tijani, mentioned the three Million Technical Expertise (3MTT) program’s over a million candidates will endure an introductory artificial intelligence (AI) course.
The minister shared this data on X (previously Twitter) on Wednesday, including that every one candidates are being onboarded onto the platform earlier than choosing the preliminary cohort of 30,000 fellows.
Tijani mentioned on Nov. 6 that program functions had surpassed a million and advised candidates to count on additional directions through electronic mail. Those that acquired and confirmed the e-mail are at the moment being onboarded.
Tijani mentioned a number of candidates, already a part of the onboarding course of, are swiftly ending the AI course. He famous:
“All 1m+ #3MTT candidates are being onboarded onto the man platform, directed to an intro to #AI course whereas awaiting information on the primary cohort. It’s reassuring to see many finishing the course quickly. We’re onto one thing, and I’m excited watching all of it unfold.”
Conversely, a number of program candidates haven’t acquired affirmation emails, as grievances within the minister’s submit point out. Some face challenges with registration affirmation on account of a technical glitch and experiencing points with one-time passwords (OTPs).
All of the 1m+ candidates for #3MTT are being onboarded onto the man platform and signal posted to an intro to #AI course whereas they await information on the primary cohort. It’s reassuring to see lots of them full the course inside hours. We’re onto one thing and I’m excited…
— Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani (@bosuntijani) November 8, 2023
The coaching will unfold in three phases, according to the federal government’s disclosed implementation technique. The preliminary section goals to contain 30,000 individuals, the second stage plans for 300,000, and the great program for 3 million is slated for the third section.
The preliminary stage of this system, carried out in partnership with the Nationwide Info Expertise Improvement Company, will have interaction numerous stakeholders, encompassing fellows, coaching suppliers, companions and placement organizations.
In accordance with the minister, in the course of the preliminary section, individuals will obtain coaching in abilities leveraging know-how to boost numerous roles, excluding direct tech creation. These abilities embody digital advertising and marketing, mission administration software program, cloud platforms navigation, information evaluation and visualization, search engine marketing, buyer relations administration, accounting software program, graphics design, and consumer expertise/consumer interface design.
In October, the Nigerian authorities announced grants of 5 million naira ($6,444) to 45 AI-focused startups and researchers. This initiative is a part of the not too long ago launched Nigeria Synthetic Intelligence Analysis Scheme, which is designed to facilitate the widespread utilization of AI to drive financial development.