After six months of intensive and rigorous training, 30 persons have been awarded certificate as Fellows of Click-on Kaduna Data Science Fellowship program (DSFP) a programme supported by the Bills and Mellinda Gates Foundation and facilitated by the Kaduna State Bureau for Statistics and the Natview Foundation for Technology Innovation (NFTI).
Speaking on the programme, the executive director NFTI Nurudeen Maidoki said no fewer than 600 persons applied for the fellowship programme but after a series of exams and screening only 30 persons were selected and have graduated as fellows after the six months of training both in practical and
He emphasised that the foundation aims to provide innovators across the public sector and the development space with platforms for experimenting and using the power of technology to confront real-world challenges and policy issues by providing exciting ways to generate data for decision making.
Earlier, in an overview of the Data Science Fellowship programme, Kaduna State
statistician-general, Kaduna Bureau for Statistics, Dr. Salawu Saheed, said the graduation ceremony of the pioneer cohort of the Data Science Fellowship Programme was a long and a worthwhile journey for both the fellows and the state, making history and changing the narrative for learning, youth empowerment and youth involvement in governance and decision-making process.