2024 National Girls in ICT Competition by the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy

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Introducing the National Girls in ICT Competition, an initiative designed to revolutionize the ICT landscape in Nigeria by providing a platform for secondary school girls to showcase their prowess, creativity, and innovation in diverse ICT-related domains.

This competition is spearheaded by the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy, aiming to promote female engagement in the ICT sector and empower them to emerge as leaders in this dynamic field. The objective is to narrow the gender gap in the industry and create equitable opportunities for girls to participate and excel.

Are you a young girl with a fervor for technology and innovation? This is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills, unleash your creativity, and make a significant impact in the realm of ICT.


By participating, you will:

  • Develop skills and refine your technical abilities in coding, programming, web development, cybersecurity, and data analytics.
  • Garner recognition and receive support from government agencies, educational institutions, and industry leaders.
  • Network and learn through participation in workshops, mentorship programs, and networking events to enrich your learning experience.

Rewards for Participants:

  • E-Certificate and guidelines for establishing Girls in ICT clubs.
  • Honorable mentions, certificates, and access to online courses.
  • Winners will receive scholarships, laptops, trophies, and certificates.


  • Register: Enroll in the competition by signing up through the registration portal available here.
  • Form a Team: Establish a team and complete the registration process with the guidance of your teachers.
  • Solve a Problem: Identify a challenge within your community and formulate a technology-based solution.
  • Training Programs: Engage in a 5-day training program conducted across states to enhance your technical skills.
  • Regional Competitions: Exhibit your solution in regional competitions to qualify for the national stage.
  • Virtual Pitching: Present your innovative solution in a virtual pitching competition, which will be evaluated by qualified judges.

Selection Process Timeline:

  • National Call for Applications: January 22nd–February 18, 2024
  • Virtual States Pitching Competition: March 12th–March 14, 2024
  • Virtual National Pitching Competition: March 16, 2024

Application Procedure:

To apply, please click here.

For further information,

Application Deadline: February 18, 2024.

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