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Apply for The Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Training for Nigerian Graduates

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Every year, MEST trainees are recruited from among the brightest and most driven university graduates from Ghana. Starting this year, MEST is also accepting students from Nigeria. Our trainees come from diverse academic backgrounds, including French, Theater, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and the Social Sciences.

The Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology is now accepting Applicaions from Nigerian Technology Entrepreneurs, programmers, Technology Enthusiasts and App Developers.

MEST offers a two-year, full-time, fully sponsored training program in which the students – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – learn about software development and entrepreneurship from Senior Faculty, who each bring more than 20 years of experience in the software business in the United States, Europe, or Asia. EITs also benefit from working with university graduates from around the world who serve as Teaching Fellows.
The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed so that EITs master industry-proven methodologies for software development. This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, featuring the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

Qualities We Look For

  1. A desire to make a difference
  2. A strong interest in technology and software
  3. An entrepreneurial spirit
  4. Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines
  5. Confidence and independent thinking
  6. Excellent people skills
  7. Strong interest in teamwork
  8. The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  9. Proven academic excellence


  1. Applicants must have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian or Nigerian university or technical college
  2. A desire to start a software company
  3. A completely-filled online application form
  4. CV
  5. Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Full rules and regulations can be found here


To ensure that EITs can focus completely on becoming world-class entrepreneurs, MEST provides
Full Scholarship

All EITs receive a full scholarship. Tuition is covered by MEST.

Three Meals a Day
Prepared and served by MEST’s catering staff.
Free Housing
EITs are housed at a student hostel for the duration of the two year program, free of charge
Monthly Stipend
MEST provides each EIT with a small monthly stipend.

HOW TO APPLY: Start your application here

DEADLINE: June 30, 2014

MORE INFORMATION: For more information click here

Source: Naija Competition

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