Vocational and Information Technology (IT) training company, Aptech has said it’s committing a sum £15 million in scholarship for 500 Nigerians to study in University of Massachusetts, London or Dubai to pursue their education in B.sc or master programme.
Since inception, Aptech has trained more than seven million students globally and over 100,000 in Nigeria. The company has been in Nigeria for 25 years.
Aptech’s Senior Vice President and Functional Head Retail International, Kallol Mukherjee, said: “This year, we are awarding £3000 to 5000 students and application has been opened and we have started approaching students and the scholarship will be awarded from September through October from across Nigeria.
On what the firm tends to achieve with the gesture, he said: “We intend to see these students complete and give back to Nigeria. They will come back and serve the nation. Nation is the only one, which has made them successful, and we are just enablers.
“We have been dedicated and have played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of countless students, enhancing the vocational and I.T. training landscape in the country.
“Last year we awarded 3000 people. It’s a great feeling to give; the country in the last 15 years has grown and shaped up. We have been a huge contributor to the development, growth of Nigeria, the IT development in the country, if any body has to name a particular institute, which has contributed, giving the youth the required job it’s Aptech.”