Lambda school accepts 53 Africans into its 2019 programme for Young African Developers

Lambda school accepts 53 Africans into its 2019 programme for Young African Developers

A California-based educational technology company has accepted 53 African’s into its 2019 Program for Young African Developers.

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A California-based educational technology company has accepted 53 African’s into its 2019 Program for Young African Developers.

The recent batch of the School was selected from a pool of applicants from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa. 

Also, the accepted students will receive a fully-funded training from Lambda School to become software engineers.

The School’s CEO, Austen Allred, shared the development in a tweet and congratulated the selected students. 

Allred added that 27 of the 53 accepted are women.  

“Austen Allred

@Austen

 Just sent out acceptances for the next batch of Lambda School students in Africa. “

This development comes in 6 months after Lambda School had raised a $30 million Series B, specifically to power its proposed expansion. 

The school had also revealed plans to partner with several African companies, like Paystack, BuyCoins, and Cowrywise. 

After the programs, the students have a good chance of being hired by any of the Lambda school partners.

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In Africa, Lambda School has 13 partners hiring directly from the Lambda School in Africa. Allred, in a tweet thanking their partners, revealed a list of companies ranging from small startups to a national bank with 70 branches in Lagos alone.