If you are in the Information and Communication Technology, ICT ecosystem, you should get ready for some highly rewarding job opportunities.

The African Development Bank, AfDB and a number of partners on Wednesday launched a programme aimed at preparing nine million Africans, including Nigerians, for high paying employment.

In a statement on Wednesday, the AfDB said the programme, known as Coding For Employment, was launched at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

It named the partners in the programme as the Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook.

By training youths in demand-driven ICT curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new programme prepares Africa’s youths for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent, the bank said.

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It added that the Coding for Employment Programme would create over nine million jobs and reach 32 million youths and women across Africa.

“The Coding for Employment Programme is at the centre of the AfDB’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative, which aims to put Africa’s youth on a path to prosperity.

“By 2025, the Jobs for Youths in Africa Initiative will equip 50 million youths with employable skills and create 25 million jobs in agriculture, Information and Communications Technology and other key industries across Africa,” the bank said in the statement.

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