An ISO certified education firm, KarRox, is offering scholarship to about 20,000 Nigerian students who applied for its annual IT Empowerment Scholarship programme. The organisation is investing N160 million into the scholarship scheme as a way of widening access to quality computer education.

The launch of karROX Nigeria IT Empowerment Scholarship program has been an opportunity for Nigerians to start embracing a long-term, futuristic career and get the real award for their performance in IT. This has been an opportunity for the Nigerian youth to acquire the tools for working at the cutting edge of technology.

The program, a joint promotion by KarROX and Microsoft, will offer students 100% scholarship, 50% off on Microsoft IT exams, 30% off on MSI notebooks and more importantly 100 guaranteed job placement.

Revealing the details, Mr. Pritesh Zaveri, Business Development Manager KarROX Nigeria said, “Out of 80,000 applicants who applied for karROX_Microsoft IT Empowerment Scholarship 2009 nationwide, 20,000 students qualified for the exams.

The test was based on general aptitude, intelligence of students, while interviews are conducted at all karROX Computer Education & Training Centres nationwide for the qualified candidates.

Using this medium, students are also given the real statistics about the benefits of making a career in Information Technology.

This great patronage of the scheme, has indeed reiterated the belief of Nigerians in karROX ability to deliver quality IT programs.”

According to Sunil Dhanuka, MD karROX Nigeria, the scholarship program now in its 4th years is an opportunity for individuals who desire the best of IT education to become complete IT professionals. He noted that karROX as an organization is poised to support individuals who have the zeal and desire for quality IT education/career.

“As we strive to make the difference in students’  life, we also would like to thank all our partners such as Microsoft, MSI and Tantalizers that have helped us to make karROX-Microsoft Nigeria IT  Empowerment scholarship a great success” he noted.

karROX Nigeria IT Empowerment Scholarship conducted in year 2006, 2007 and 2008 received an overwhelming response with over 100,000 students applying and 22,000 students offered scholarships to complete their various specialized courses on ICT.

These scholarships are based on the applicant’s skill, performance in the test, up to 100% fee waiver and job assistance were offered.

The training program will cover various software, networking and security modules with multiple platforms and technologies offered by ICT world leaders like Microsoft, CompTIA, Sun Microsystems etc.

Adding further, Ken Spann, Microsoft Development Platform Manager said, “Microsoft is excited about being part of the KarROX Nigeria Empowerment Scholarship programme for 2009. ICT is on the rise in Nigeria as the country is seeking to increase ICT capacity among students and workers both in the public and private sector.

The Minister of Education for Nigeria has prepared a detailed “Education Roadmap” and has outlined his forward thinking program for raising the ICT capacity of Nigeria. Microsoft is proud to be a key partner of Nigeria’s capacity building efforts.

The Microsoft certification is widely used around the world for individuals to acquire the skills that can translate quickly into employment. KarROX can help you map out a career on a large number of choices in Microsoft Technology.” he noted.

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