Google rolls out ICT scholarship to African students

Web giant Google has announced a scholarship programme targeted at African female students who are enrolled in ICT courses, to encourage students to take an active role in the sector and become role models and leaders across Africa.

The 2013/14 academic year scholarships will focus on African students in computer science, computer engineering, Informatics or any related courses. Student with excellent academic backgrounds will get the opportunity to study in Europe or Israel.

Kenya’s Presbyterian University of East Africa’s acting director of organisation development and e-learning Denis Muchangi told Humanipo he welcomes the move and urges Kenyan students to apply.

“Google scholarship will empower African females in the ICT sector,” he said.

Other regions that will benefit from the scholarship include Middle East and Europe.

The other category of scholarship is aimed students with disabilities studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics with a disability

Applications should be received before February 1, 2013. Announcements of successful applicants will be made in May next year.

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