ALX welcomes 30,000 new AiCE students across Africa

ALX Africa, the innovative technology careers accelerator, is pleased to announce the enrollment of 30,000 new students across Africa in its Artificial Intelligence Career Essentials (AiCE) program. This significant milestone underlines ALX's commitment to fostering a new generation of leaders across Africa, equipped with innovative skills in AI technology.

In his welcome speech, the host, Gavin Peter, VP of Community and Culture at ALX, emphasized the essence of the event, called “Karibu”, which means 'Welcome' in Swahili, saying: “It's our ritual usual to start our ALX Courses. We want our students to feel welcome and part of the family. ALX is a community where we all belong and know each other. We want to upskill young Africans and prepare them for launch so they can develop their careers and make an impact.”

The AiCE program offered by ALX introduces participants to Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools essential to their professional practice. Over the course of six weeks, students will be equipped with knowledge of the rapid advancement of AI and its growing relevance across multiple industries. Through this course, ALX takes on the responsibility of providing African talents with the necessary knowledge to harness the potential available with Artificial Intelligence.

Of the 30,000 integrated students in Africa, from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya, more than 5,000 came from Nigeria. This significant achievement is a testament to the dedication and resilience demonstrated by ALX Nigeria. Furthermore, a strong and vibrant community, impactful commitments and testimonies of personal and professional growth are just some of the many identifiers of this success.

Commenting on this significant achievement, ALX National General Manager, Ruby Igwe, expressed her excitement, stating: “We are immensely proud to welcome 30,000 new students to our AI program. This milestone reflects our dedication to providing affordable, world-class education that empowers individuals to shape Africa's future. Through our AI Career Essentials program, we aim to cultivate a diverse community of innovators who will drive technological advancement and economic growth across the continent.”

She further stated, “ALX is not just a learning platform; it is a community where students come together to grow, inspire and support each other. As we extend our heartfelt “Karibu” to our new students, we are excited to witness the impact they will make by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence to drive innovation and change across Africa.”

“Karibu to all our new AiCE students! As you embark on this exciting adventure together, the possibilities are limitless,” noted Igwe.

ALX remains committed to expanding access to transformative education and empowering African talent to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As the continent continues to embrace technological innovation, ALX stands as a beacon of hope, guiding students into a future filled with endless possibilities.

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