4Afrika scholarship: Microsoft targets 1,000 students

The global software giant, Microsoft Corp. in
recognition of the International Youth Day, has
disclosed that no fewer than 1,000 talented
young minds from Africa are expected to benefit
from 4Afrika Scholarship program in the first
phase of the pilot program beginning 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.
*For talented African students:*
The program introduced yesterday (Monday) 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
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

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