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Google is invested in increasing the number of future computer scientists and software developers, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field. One of the best way Google is doing that is by launching the STEP 2021 professional internship program for many aspiring computer scientists.

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About the Student Training in Engineering Program, STEP 2021

            The Student Training in Engineering Program (STEP) is a 12 week program which is meant to offer students the opportunity to work on a software project alongside another STEP intern, with the support of full-time Googlers and a mentor. You (as a participant) will also get to attend trainings to enhance your technical and professional skills.

Eligibility for the Google STEP 2021 Internship Program

This internship is intended for students in their first or second year of an accredited full-time degree program in Computer Science or related technical fields, with an anticipated graduation date between 2023 and 2025. 
        Google especially encourage applications from students in underrepresented in the engineering and tech industry. For students graduating in 2021 and 2022, you're encouraged to apply to the Software Engineering or Site Reliability Internship.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You should currently be in your first or second year of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Have a Programming experience in either Java, C++ or Python.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently.
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.
  • Available for a full-time 12-week internship from 5th July to 24th September 2021.
  • Returning to a full-time Bachelor’s degree for a minimum of two years after completing the Summer 2021 internship.
  • Experience in programming outside of your university course.


  1. Apply knowledge gained in computer science courses to real-world challenges.
  2. You will be matched with a Google engineer to mentor you throughout the internship.
  3. Complete a challenging technical project with a team of Googlers and other STEP interns.
  4. Attend training sessions to build your professional skills and to help set you up for success.
  5. Enhance your coding by using new tools and programming languages.

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How To Apply for Google STEP 2021 Internship Program

  • To start the application process, you will need an "updated CV" or "resume" and a current unofficial or official transcript in English.
  •  Click on the “Apply” button on the page shown by the link mentioned in Step 1
  • Provide the required materials in the appropriate sections (PDFs preferred):
        1.  In the "Resume Section:" attach an updated CV or resume
        2.  In the “Education Section:” attach a current or recent unofficial or official transcript in English.
                                      Under “Degree Status,” select “Now attending” to upload a transcript.


            By applying to this position your application will automatically submitted to the following locations: Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt; Dubai - United Arab Emirates; Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Lagos, Nigeria; Moscow, Russia; Δ°stanbul, Turkey; Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

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    [Google Internship] - How To Apply for Google STEP 2021 Internship Program

    Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility, is pleased to announce the offer of its 2020/2021 NNPC/TOTAL National Merit Scholarship awards to deserving Nigerian students in the tertiary institutions in the country.

    NNPC/Total Scholarship 2020/2021

            The programme aims to enhance learning opportunities among Nigerians by providing a yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree programme.

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    Who can apply for the NNPC/SNEPCo Scholarship 2020?

    Applicant must: πŸ‘‡

    1. Be a citizen of Nigeria

    2. Currently be a FULL TIME Undergraduate student in a recognized Nigerian University, accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC)

    3. Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of this application.

    4. Not be a beneficiary of similar awards from the Industry 

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     The following categories of students need not apply;

    • Students with less than 200 score in UTME
    • 200 level students with CGPA of less than 2.5 in a 5.0 grade system
    • 300 levels students and above
    • Students who are current beneficiaries of similar awards from the industry 

    How to apply for the NNPC/SNEPCo Scholarship 2020

    1. Every applicant should have a valid personal email account and phone number.

    2. Applications by eligible candidates should be submitted online at


    • Applications closes on "October 31, 2020."
    • Examination details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only. 

    CHECK OUT: All Available Scholarships Posted by FutaNewsandGist 

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    NNPC/ TOTAL Undergraduate Scholarship 2020/2021

    NNPC/Total Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme 2020/2021

     Established in 1944 to commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, World Teachers' Day is an International Day held annually on every October 5.

    About the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendations

           The 1966 UNESECO/ILO Recommendation is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world which outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.

    When is World Teachers' Day Celebrated?

    World Teachers' Day is held every year on October 5 in which today on the 5th of October, 2020 makes the 26th year after the establishment.

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    Why is World Teachers' Day Celebrated? 

    World Teachers' Day aims to focus on "appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world" and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

    How is World Teachers' Day Celebrated?

    To celebrate World Teachers' Day, the UNESCO and Education International (EI) mounts a campaign each year to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society. The UNESCO and EI partner with the private sector such as media organizations in order to achieve this purpose. [Wikipedia]

    Did You Miss: FUTA Now Allow Students To Print/VIEW Their Results Online

        These campaign however focus on different themes for every year. For instance, "Empowering Teachers” is the theme for 2017.

    Now over to you?

    Even if you can't express it physically to them, you can simply send a tweet on twitter or a share on Facebook to appreciate the heroes called Teachers will make their day 😊

    World Teachers' Day : When, Why and How It is Celebrated in the World

     Are you a FUTA Students who's enthusiast about  Data Science (DS) , Machine learning (ML) and Artificial intelligence (AI) but finding it a litt bit hard to connect with peer groups of the same interest?


       Perhaps maybe you want to become an expert or a researcher in these fields? IF YES, here's the opportunity to meet fellow members of the same interest in your field by joinning the Data Science Nigeria Community in collab with FUTA to learn the skills for *FREE* !

     Join Data Science Nigeria Community in FUTA (DSN AI+ FUTA)

    Other benefits include:πŸ‘‡

    •  Access to training, meetups, workshops and events.
    • Access to our knowledge box which contains over 10,000 learning video materials from AI experts and world leading institutions 

    Follow this 2 Simple steps to become a full member 

    1. Obtain an "official membership ID" from the DSN LINK here

    2. Join the FUTA community with your ID by visiting this page

    Did You Miss DSC FUTA PAST EVENTS? Check them out below; πŸ‘‡

    πŸ‘‰ DSC FUTA Tech for Girls 1.0 Event

    For more Enquiry about Joining Data Science Nigeria AI + FUTA:

    Kindly contact this number: +2348188624663, 2347039628093

    Would you like to learn other Tech Tracks such as Android, Web, Cloud Computing, etc; Join the Developer Student Club, FUTA (DSC FUTA) here


    Join Data Science Nigeria Community in FUTA (DSN AI+ FUTA)

    This is to inform all the general populace of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (Undergraduates) that Students can now VIEW/PRINT their results directly from their dashboard -  which is a recent feature added to the Undergraduate Portal 

    Federal University of Technology, Akure FUTA - FutaNewsandGist

    Prior to before this feature was added, the manual process of getting Results usually takes a while and perhaps this explain the reason why many student seems not to have it at hand. For Students who might not be familiar with how results are being requested (before this update), here's how it works πŸ‘‡

      OLD Method of Getting Notification of Results

    If as a FUTA Student, you would like to request for your notification of results - say you want to use it for Scholarship application or some other purposes, an official letter will be written by you (there's a standard official format for the letter) which will bear your FULL NAME and MATRIC NUMBER.

    Step #2 - This letter will be taken to your department for official consent by your HOD

    Step #3 - After Step #2, the letter will then have to go to Senate where the results will be processed for you to have.

       Although depending on circumstances; sometimes you can get the result in few days time, while sometimes it can take more longer.

         NEW Method of Viewing/Printing Your RESULTS (Fast and FREE)

    Recently, the Federal University of Technology, Akure FUTA had now make it possible for Students to get their results without having to go through the manual rigorous steps mentioned earlier. This is achieved whereby Students of the Institution can now login to their portal and print their results from the Undergraduate Portal.

    How To Print Your Results From the Undergraduate Portal

    The new method of printing your results is much more faster and easier as it is something you can do with a device connected to the internet. 

    Step #1 - Login to the FUTA Undegraduate Portal

     READ: πŸ‘‰ How To Login to the FUTA Undegraduate Portal (FRESHER and Staylite)

    Step #2 - Upon successful login to the dashboard, you'll see a notification stating your available Approved results on the main page.

    Step #3 - This approved results varies from your Level/Semester, and Just beside it, you'll find a CTA button to "View/Print your results!"


    If you have any issues or having problems trying to View/Print your results, you can Join the FutaNewsandGist Support Group to get help 😊

    FUTA Now Allow Students to VIEW/PRINT Results from their Undegraduate Portal

     This is to inform the general populace most especially FUTA Aspirants that The Federal University of Technology, Akure online registration for Post-UTME screening exercise for the purpose of admission into ALL COURSES/PROGRAMMES for the 2020/2021 Academic Session commences on Monday, 21st September and ends on Saturday, 31st October, 2020.

    FUTA POST UTME 2020/2021 form


    Candidates who scored a minimum of 180 in the 2020 UTME conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Direct Entry (DE) candidates who made the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) their First Choice Institution are eligible for the screening. 

          In addition, each candidate must possess at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings in O’ level examinations conducted by WAEC, NECO and NABTEB or their equivalent. 

        Candidates who are awaiting results but whose results would be available before the conclusion of the admission exercise are also eligible to apply.

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    The screening fee is Two Thousand Naira (N2, 000.00) which is only payable at any Bank on Remita platform after generating the necessary Code.

    Candidates who fail to register within the stipulated period will not be eligible for the Screening.


    Candidates are required to:

    (1). Visit the University website ( for information;

    (2). Complete and submit the University Post-UTME Application Form online; and

    (3). Print out a copy of the Registration Form.

    Recommended: FUTA POST UTME Practise and Past Questions (All Subject)


    The Registration Form is mandatory for all eligible candidates to complete for the screening exercise. Please note that the candidate’s UTME Registration Number and the Full names (as it is on JAMB slip) be correctly provided at the point of payment and registration.

         After payment, each candidate should visit the University website and complete the online Registration Form.


    Schedule and procedure for the Screening would be announced later. Consequently, ALL eligible candidates are advised to check the University website regularly for updates as appropriate.

        Please note that any UTME candidate who is not screened will NOT be considered for admission in the University. 

      Also, candidates must ensure that their O’ level results are uploaded to JAMB website as failure to do this will render the affected candidates ineligible for admission.

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    For more information or clarification, candidates can visit the University website ( or call any of the following numbers: +2348126049786, +2348130936322 and +2348085976967.




    Source: FUTA Official Website

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    Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) on behalf of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the co-venture partners hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerian students for the 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme.

    NNPC SNEOCo Scholarship 2020 - FutaNewsandGist

            The programme aims to enhance learning opportunities among Nigerians by providing a yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree programme.

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    Who can apply for the NNPC/SNEPCo Scholarship 2020?

    Applicant must: πŸ‘‡

    1. Be a citizen of Nigeria

    2. Currently be in their second year of full-time study in a Nigerian Federal or State University, accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC)

    3. Have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in a 5-grade system

    4. Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)

    NOTE πŸ‘‰Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

    [Important Information] - Is FUTA Post Utme Form for 2020/2021 Out?

    How to apply for the NNPC/SNEPCo Scholarship 2020

    1. Every applicant should have a valid personal email account and phone number.

    2. Applications by eligible candidates should be submitted online at

    3. Candidates should include personal and educational details in the application.

    4. Applicants should upload scanned copies of the following as part of the application:

    • Recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant in JPEG format, not more than 200kilobytes;
    • University or JAMB Admission Letter;
    • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Result;
    • O' Level Result(s); and 'A' Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable;
    • Letter of Identification from State of Origin indicating applicant's local government of origin; and
    • Academic results for 100 level – for 2018/2019 academic session


    • Applications should be submitted on or before "September 25, 2020."
    • Examination details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only. SNEPCo reserves the right for selection and shortlisting of candidates.

    For More details, visit the Shell Nigeria website:

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    NNPC/Snepco Scholarship 2020

    Application For NNPC/SNEPCO Scholarship 2020 Is Now Out

     A lot of students have been anticipating for schools to resume around September 7 most especially due to the video that recently made waves online on school resumption - even though it has been confirmed by certain sources that the VIDEO was fake. 

      What fuels this projection was the additional circular posted by FUTA on renovation of some buildings and this made a lot of students think it's likely to be on that date. 

      However this projection cannot be ascertained yet as there are a lot of things the institution have to put in place (in order to avoid academic activities clashing with each other) thus making September 7 almost impossible to resume... 

     KINDLY NOTE THAT the  Resumption DATE Lies with the Federal Government and the School Authority..
        And If students are to resume, we will be notified by the appropriate authority in due time through the appropriate channel.. Till then, let's keep our hands fold πŸ‘Œ

    Tunde Sanusi (Tuham)

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    FUTA Post UTME 2020/2021 Important Information

    We have been receiving questions from our various channel at FutaNewsandGist as regards the FUTA Post Form for 2020/2021 as regards whether it is out. While we have addressed some of these questions personally, we thought of addressing it here publicly on our website too so FUTA Aspirants won't get misinformed.

    Is FUTA Post Utme Form for 2020/2021 Now Out?

    The Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA has NOT advertised NOR fixed a date for the Post UTME exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session. 

    Hence; Candidates and their parents are therefore advised not to make any payments through any bogus platform .


     The date and procedure for the exercise will be advertised in due course on FUTA Social Media platform , the University website and two national newspapers.

    Thank you

    Source: The Federal University of Tech, Akure Social Media Channel

    FUTA POST Utme Practice Test and Post UTME Past Questions

    If you are a FUTA Aspirant looking to gained admission into the Federal University of Technology, Akure; you might as well want to practice FUTA POST UTME past questions. You can download FUTA POST UTME Past Questions For FREE here.

    [Important Information] - Is FUTA Post UTME Form 2020/2021 Out ?

    [UPDATE] - As at of 15-06-2020, we just confirmed from MTN Direct Source that MTN Scholarship 2020 is NOW OUT.

       This is to inform all African students that the MTN Foundation Scholarship 2020 is NOW out and you can APPLY for absolutely FREE!

    mtn foundation scholarship logo

    MTN Foundation SCHOLARSHIP 2020 is a scholarship for students for Science and Technology and Blind Students .

       How To Apply For MTN Foundation Scholarship

    To Apply For the mtn scholarship, click on MTN Foundation Scholarship to get started.

    How Much Will It Cost to Apply for MTN Scholarship

     It is ABSOLUTELY FREE to Apply for the scholarship.

    What are the Requirements for Applying for MTN Scholarship

    You must be a Student in Science and Technology field before applying for the scholarship. Also the MTN Foundation 2020 Scholarship specify Student to be in their 3rd year..

    6 Weeks Online Class for 100L and 200L Students

    The information that which you'll provide to apply includes your 
    - Personal Information 
    - Institution Details 
    - Your Education History
    - and other necessary information 

    MTN Foundation SCHOLARSHIP 2020 Is NOW Out! How To Register