Software developers and SMEs in Nigeria appreciated a significant lift when the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub declared its collaboration with Decagon for its Dev-Placement Program. 

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The Developer Placement Program is in accordance with the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub’s obligation to supporting technological development and innovation in the country. 

The numbers

Out of 1722 applications gotten from developers and 734 applications gotten from SMEs, 100 engineers, and 43 SMEs were chosen for the Developer Placement program previously announced in January  2021. 

How it works

During the unveiling of this program in January, it was indicated that for a period of three months, chosen software engineers will be matched with chosen SMEs of the program for a paid internship job opportunity.

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Aside from giving an extraordinary chance to software engineers to upskill themselves by dealing with ongoing undertakings/items in this way acquiring industry experience, the Developer Placement program will likewise uphold computerized/digital enablement for chosen SMEs trying to create products that stand them out in the social spheres,

Testimonies indicate early progress and success so far

                                                                                                                                      Speaking about the desired impact of the program, Chinazom Chidolue, Head of Wealth Advisory at Shecluded Financial Services, depicted DevPlacement as stunning. As indicated by her, “The Developer Placement Programme has opened our eyes to new opportunities, thanks to the fresh perspectives which the interns bring.”

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Azubuike Akunne, founder of NeuBite SME additionally said, “DevPlacement is great. It gives free discounted labour and gives ideas on how to work with talent. I hope these interns would be offered considerations in the companies. I hope that other SMEs recruit the interns.” 

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One of the developers attached to Shecluded further noticed that DevPlacement has opened energizing possibilities for him. In his words, “Working with other interns, I have improved Shecluded loan products. We have also developed a new ‘Savings Module’ for the organization

Commitment from UK-Nigeria Tech Hub

Remarking on this, Lamide Johnson, Interim Country Director of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, reassured that the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub’s role in harnessing and promoting digital talents and creating tech-gifts in Nigeria.

He added that with the effect of the success noticed within a short time in the early days of the patnership, clearly, Nigeria is home to the absolute best tech gifts on the planet and the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub will keep on planning mediation programs pointed toward upskilling tech-abilities in Nigeria and give a chance to them to acquire worldwide accolades and relevance.

About the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub 

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub has been established as part of the UK’s Digital Access Programme (DAP), the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is an initiative of the UK Government Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports UK Government Prosperity Fund initiative.

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub aims to develop a stronger Nigerian digital ecosystem through the development of skills, entrepreneurship, and business partnerships.

About Decagon 

Decagon is an elite software engineering and leadership training Institute that equips high potential individuals with world-class software engineering and leadership skills, combined with practical exposure through real-life projects and corporate placements.

With deliberate actions taken to ensure that Decadevs (Decagon trained developers) launch their career in software development successfully. Decagon has a ten-year mission to make Nigeria an all-around-the-world begrudged center point for computer programming ability. 

If you want to know more about the software development training model of Decagon, check out Decagon Training Institute.


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