A musician, Mr Eazi, has announced a partnership with Decagon, organizers of Nigeria’s top software engineering training program, to help brilliant young Nigerians actualize their dream of becoming software engineers.
Mr Eazi will serve as a sponsor for five residents or indigenes of Ogun State to attend Decagon, a statement from Decagon said on Tuesday.
Decagon recently opened applications for its six months training program which includes accommodation, feeding, laptop, internet and a monthly stipend, followed by an immediate job placement into companies like Access Bank, Sterling Bank and Etranzact after graduation.
By visiting http://applications.decagonhq.com interested candidates can apply before November 22nd for the program which doesn’t require any payment of fees until the trainees have graduated and started working and earning salaries.
However, successful applicants are required to have a credible guarantor in order to access the Pay-Later model and this has proven difficult for some otherwise successful applicants in the past.
It is due to this challenge that Mr Eazi has decided to step in and guarantee five lucky ones from Ogun State, by residence or origin.
Chika Nwobi, CEO of Decagon, says “For some who do not have access to someone in their family or network to stand in for them, Mr. Eazi is providing a lifeline and this is the type of collaboration that will move Nigeria forward.”
Speaking about the partnership, Mr Eazi said, “I’ve always been passionate about helping young people and pushing them to be the best version of themselves. For some of them, their talents naturally align with software engineering. I am happy to support this initiative in the hopes that they can support themselves and their families.”