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    Build-A-Thon: FG Opens Applications For Teaching Positions

    The Federal Government has  announced the opening of applications for teaching positions in the upcoming Build-A-Thon initiative.

    The initiative is being led by the Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, and aims to promote digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

    Prospective teachers are expected to be stationed in the capital cities of three strategically chosen states, spanning the North, East, and West regions of the country. Specifically, these locations comprise Maiduguri in the North, Owerri in the East, and Abeokuta in the West.

    In its official announcement regarding the applications, the Ministry emphasized the importance of seeking visionary educators, experienced teachers, and passionate individuals capable of mentoring the upcoming generation of tech innovators within secondary schools.

    The Ministry encourages interested and qualified candidates to submit their applications through the designated website for the program.

    The Build-A-Thon is a collaborative platform between the Ministry and Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based NGO with a focus on computing and digital technologies.

    It brings together tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and innovators to introduce senior secondary school students to the maker culture.

    Speaking at the launch of the program, Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, said:

    “The Build-A-Thon initiative is part of our strategic plan to promote early-technology adoption to shape tomorrow’s innovation leaders.

    “Our journey towards positioning Nigeria as the go-to-market for technical knowledge cannot be achieved without creating a knowledge pipeline that is represented by these young, impressionable minds.

    “By joining a global network of free coding clubs supported by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we are confident that our plan to rapidly grow Nigeria’s digital economy through the deepening of technical knowledge and development of talent is on course.”

    He added that the overall goal of the program includes showcasing innovative projects, recognizing achievements, fostering future collaboration, inspiring future leaders, and promoting lifelong learning.

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