The Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy on Thurday announced the commencement of applications for teaching positions under its Build-A-Thon initiative programme.
The programme which was launched earlier in December, according to the Minister of Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, will promote early-technology adoption among senior secondary students.
The programme will run for four days in January 2024 and it is expected to have 1,500 students from 150 schools in three locations, Owerri, Maiduguri, and Abeokuta.
The ministry announced the call for applications from prospective teachers on Thursday on X.
The ministry added that the right candidates should be visionary educators, teachers, and enthusiasts who would be able to guide the next generation of tech innovators in secondary schools.
Interested and qualified candidates are to apply on the programme’s website.
Commenting on the launch of the programme recently, the minister said, “The Build-A-Thon initiative is part of our strategic plan to promote early-technology adoption to shape tomorrow’s innovation leaders.”
He added that the overall goal of the program includes showcasing innovative projects, recognising achievements, fostering future collaboration, inspiring future leaders, and promoting lifelong learning.