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In its efforts to promote ICT development, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has instituted an annual apps development competition for students of tertiary institutions initially from the following states.

  1. Kano
  2. Jigawa
  3. Bauchi
  4. Gombe
  5. Bornu
  6. Yobe
  7. Adamawa
  8. Taraba
  9. Katsina

Prospective participants will be required to submit entries on of original developed apps that address any of the following:

  1. Facilitating budget and projects monitoring by citizens
  2. Classroom attendance in primary and secondary schools
  3. Automation of tracking of hate speech in the social media

Interested students can download the Application formusing this link and Rules for the competition. When Completed forms should be submitted to on or before 30th March, 2016

. Only students who have completed and submitted their application forms within the deadline will be eligible to compete.

Prizes are as follow:

  1. First place: one year one-full scholarship to the tune of N150,000
  2. Second place: half year scholarship to the tune of N100,000
  3. Third place: payment of Registration fees to the tune of N50,000
  4. Four consolation prizes of N25,000 each

In addition the first 8 winners will have their apps promoted with a view to commercializing them

Application Procedure

Prospective applicant should visit  and download the application. The completed form should be co-signed by the Head of Department where the student is registered.  Completed application form should be submitted not later than 29th February, 2016. The completed form should be uploaded at the website not later than 30th March, 2016. Winners of the competition will be unveiled in June at a venue to be announced later.

Prospective participants are advised to download the Rule for the Completion from the website.