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Apply Now: FREE Information Technology Master’s Degree for African Policy Makers

By Wayan Vota on March 4, 2019

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The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank wants to create a critical mass of global ICT experts across the African continent. They have partnered with the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Knowledge Sharing Programme to develop highly trained public service professionals in information and communication technologies.

AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program

The Next African Global IT Leaders Programme will educate mid-career public employee professionals in African countries on new innovations and techniques in IT at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

KAIST scholarship recipients have free tuition and receive a monthly allowance of KRW 350,000.

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The two-year Masters degree programme in Information Technology provides integrated courses with Korean IT industrial companies through:

  • Immersive classes and seminars;
  • On-site workshops at at IT companies.
  • Extended field trips to Korean history sites

After graduation, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply their newly acquired skills to enhance the development of their respective countries.

Application Requirements

The rigorous student selection focuses on employees working in the field of ICT in public sector institutions in the African Development Bank’s regional member countries. Applicants should have the following three qualifications:

  • A Bachelors degree in an IT-related area
  • Current work experience in the IT field
  • A public official or an employee of public institution, or senior-level researcher at national research institute

Unfortunately, Korean citizens and African employees from private companies will not be considered for the scholarship programme.

Apply Now! Application Deadline: April 9, 2019

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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2 Comments to “Apply Now: FREE Information Technology Master’s Degree for African Policy Makers”

  1. I only have a diploma in ICT. And a degree in Guidance & Counselling.But would want to excel in ICT

  2. Solomon Enebi says:

    Compliment of the season,

    I am very much intrested in acquiring more knowledge in the field of ICT , i have a Higher National Diploma in Chemical Engineering and currently undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in ICT at the National Open University of Nigeria. I also have over 8 years working experience with the bank,.

    Please is there anyway i can benefit in your free ICT training?

    Thanj you as i await a favourable response from you.

    Solomon Enebi