AKSG to Support Interns

AKSG to support HNG Interns to boost tech development in the Akwa Ibom Tech ecosystem.

We have received authenticated information that Akwa Ibom State Government is set to support hng interns who are indigenes of the State in the coming hng 6.0 internship program.

This was made known by Mark Essien who is the founder and CEO of Hotels.ng, one of the first and most successful online hotel booking websites in Nigeria and the program host.

In his tweet, Mark announced “If you are from Akwa Ibom specifically, and interested in software development, register on (link: https://start.ng) start.ng. Your state government will have special support for you to learn software dev skills. RT to reach more Akwa Ibomites.”

The HNG Internship is an ambitious attempt to change the way education is done in Africa. It’s the bridge between learning to code, and becoming the best in the world.

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The first launch of this program in Uyo was in 2017 where 50 interns came out successful at the end of the program out of the over 500 registered interns.

One of the challenges faced by the interns in 2017 was lack of gadgets to participate fully in the coding session. It is believed that with the Akwa Ibom State government’s support to these interns in the coming internship such challenges will be waved.

The link for the registration is open and young people are required to register before Friday the 10th of August, 2019.

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Emails will be forwarded to the successful candidates before the commencement of the internship program.

As the drive to electrify the tech ecosystem in Nigeria Niger Delta intensifies, government at various levels should do their best to get their citizens involved in the coming tech revolution in the region.


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