Announcing the Tech Africa Scholarship for African Youth in Media – Application Ends on 21 February

Tech Africa is focused on telling Africa’s technology stories – the events and exploits that define the continent’s tech landscape, and in doing this we are focused on the highest quality in editorial and content.

As we seek to deepen the pool of story tellers committed to these standards, we have finalised a partnership with BAU Online in creating the Tech Africa Scholarship Fund for African Youth in Media.

According to Gossy Ukanokwe, Founder of the hybrid institution, “We have decided to present this with the outcome that with the proliferation in online writing, more people will learn the basics and advanced techniques from the Digital Journalism course offered at BAU. We are glad to work with Tech Africa to grant more access to writers in the African tech ecosystem.”

The scholarship sees Tech Africa sponsor up to 4 African youths to enroll in the Digital Journalism program to kick off on 10 March 2014, followed by an internship and job opportunities upon graduation.

The Digital Journalism program at BAU allows for student to develop their knowledge of tools, trends, and technologies.

“We are passionate about telling African tech stories,” says Nubi Kayode, who is chief curator at Tech Africa. “We believe this program will provide quality storytellers equipped with the right knowledge and tools to better source and tell stories – going deeper, and providing more insight for an evolving ecosystem. This will be the first of many such direct support programs through Tech Africa and its partners.”

Learn more about BAU’s Digital Journalism program here

Interested applicants are to mail a 300 word piece on their take/view/opinion on the African technology landscape to [email protected] on or before 21 February 2014 at 23:59.


About BAU Online

BAU Online is a project of the BAU Research and Development Group which includes The Proposed Beni American University and the Students Circle Network.

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