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  ALX/MasterCard Foundation are collaborating to offer a software engineering learning program for free to young people in Africa. If you want to build a career as a software engineer and you’d like to get training that would enable you to do so, here’s an opportunity worth taking advantage of.
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This scholarship will cover the cost of acquiring programming skills and a decent knowledge of engineering principles. It will also open up career opportunities for participants, enabling them to land jobs with companies that want smart problem solvers to join their teams.


Persons who receive the ALX/MasterCard Foundation Scholarship will benefit from it in the following ways:
  • Learn to solve problems with code and other technologies
  • Gain skills that will enable them to design systems and come up with project performance requirements, capabilities and limitations
  • Learn to calculate, plan and recommend computer specifications, layout and peripheral equipment modifications

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  • Know how to store, retrieve and manipulate data in order to analyze system requirements and capabilities
  • Build relevant competencies in critical thinking, project management, creative problem-solving, communication and collaboration


This opportunity is open to persons who meet these conditions:
  • Should be of African origin
  • Be aged between 18 and 34 years old
  • Must be able to attend in-person requirements in Lagos

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  • Should have access to a computer and the internet, both of they will need to take part in the training
If you would like to apply for the ALX/MasterCard 2023 Software Engineering Scholarship, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: After School Africa
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This article was first published on 12th April 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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