Sunday, August 18, 2013

#CAMPUSNEWS: 1,000 Students to Benefit from 4Afrika Scholarship – Microsoft

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1,000 Students to Benefit from 4Afrika Scholarship – MicrosoftIn recognition of the International Youth Day, global software giant, Microsoft Corporation has disclosed that not less than 1,000 talented young minds from Africa will benefit from 4Afrika Scholarship program in the first phase of the pilot program kicking-off November this year.

Similarly, in the coming year, Microsoft also announced that it would provide 4Afrika Scholarships to 1,000 youth to pursue associate degrees in computer science and business administration with the first participating higher education institution, University of the People, an online university dedicated to the democratization of higher education which is affiliated with the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative, NYU and Yale Law School ISP.

The program introduced by the software giant is part of its 4Afrika Initiative, through which it would provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, university level education and employment opportunities for promising and talented African students.

Although the number of intake will increase subsequently, the first set of 4Afrika Scholarship students, the software maker said will begin classes November this year.

Applications for 4Afrika Scholarships to University of the People, according to him can be submitted on the following site: www.uopeople.org/4afrika, while the 4Afrika Scholarship program can also be downloaded from http://www.youth4afrika.com.

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