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53 Africans Accepted into Lambda School Africa 2019 Pilot

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After sorting hundreds of applications from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, the Lambda School Africa Pilot Program powered by Paystack has selected 53 Africans that will participate in a 9-month full-stack software development training program. 27 of the 53 accepted were women.

Paystack has now been joined by BuyCoins, Cowrywise, CredPal, PiggyVestThrive Agric, VertoFX,  Wallets Africa, Sterling Bank, BuyPower and SeamFix to sponsor the selected representatives from across the participating African countries.

Although the names of the 53 representatives are yet to be disclosed, Techawk reached out to Austen Allred, the CEO of Lambda School on twitter about sharing the names.

The accepted students will get:

1. An immersive, 9-month full-stack software development training program with live interactive online classes, at no upfront cost.

2. During the program, you’ll receive a membership to a co-work space near you so you have access to reliable electricity and internet

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3. After the program, you’ll have the chance to be hired by the participating companies.

4. If you’re hired by Paystack, CredPal, or Thrive Afric, those companies will pay the cost of your schooling. If you’re hired by another company, you’ll pay back 10% of your income for 5 years, but only if you’re making more than $15k a year.

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