Zarttalent Foundation Collaborates With Nigerian Universities To Empower Students With Tech Skills


Zarttalent Foundation Collaborates With Nigerian Universities To Empower Students With Tech Skills -, a foundation driving digital literacy in Nigeria, has announced a collaboration with Nigerian universities to empower students with in-demand technological skills through its academy program.

The collaboration officially kicked off on February 12, 2024, with a successful event hosted at Afe Babalola University, Ekiti State. The event saw over 100 students in attendance who were introduced to various tech courses and workshops designed by the Zarttalent Academy to prepare them for the demands of the modern workforce.

Speaking about the collaboration, The Chief Executive Officer, Zarttalent Foundation, Nelson Ajulo,  expressed enthusiasm for the initiative to make a lasting impact on the students. “We are excited to collaborate with Nigerian universities in empowering students with essential technological skills, positioning them for success. Through a blend of academic and practical training, we aim to provide students with the necessary tools to excel in today’s digital landscape.  As the demand for technological skills continues to grow, partnerships like these will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Nigeria’s digital economy.

Through the Zarttalent Foundation, we also offer a 30% scholarship to women who want to enrol into the academy, aligning with our broader objective of training 2000 women in technology across Africa within the next five years. This initiative significantly contributes to the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) objectives’’.

According to a 2023 statement by UNICEF, 73 per cent of Nigerian youth are literate, but only seven per cent have ICT skills needed for working and living in a digital economy. However, the strategic collaboration between Zarttalent Foundation and Nigerian universities will empower the next generation of tech leaders and drive innovation in Nigeria’s education sector.

The Zarttalent Academy provides focused training in Frontend Engineering, Backend Engineering, Project Management, and Product Design. Graduates of these programs receive globally recognised certifications, international internship opportunities, access to global mentors, international job opportunities, and dedicated career support services.

Zarttalent Foundation was established in 2021 by Zarttech, a social-driven software and technology consultancy company building uniform and strategic relationships across multiple continents.

For additional news on the academy and to join the March cohort, explore the foundation’s website at