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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Application
    • What is Decagon?

      Decagon is an elite software development and leadership training Institute that equips high potential talents with world-class software development and leadership skills combined with practical exposure through apprenticeship and corporate placements thereby ensuring the launch of successful tech careers.

    • What is the Software Developer Program about?

      It is a 6 months intensive course that launches your career as a Software Developer. At the end of the Program you become a competitive entry level Software Developer.

    • How do I apply?

      Fill in your details in the application form and click submit. Follow the instructions.

    • Do I need an NYSC certificate to apply?

      Yes. However, if you intend to complete NYSC or are currently in the process of completing it, you can go through the application process provided that you will have finished NYSC before the start of the Decagon program. Decadevs will be expected to begin work immediately after the six month program and need to avoid any conflicts with NYSC requirements.

    • What are the application requirements?

      Minimum age for application is 18 years. Great learning and cognitive ability.

    • What happens after I apply?

      Join our free online learning community and start learning immediately. Afterwards, take our free aptitude test online. Based on the outcome of your aptitude test you will be selected for an in-person interview. If you are selected, you join the 2 weeks Free Decagon bootcamp in Lagos once it starts. Upon completion of the bootcamp, you will be interviewed by the faculty (Trainers & Hiring partners) and successful candidates will be admitted into the Decagon Software Developer Fellow program.

    • Who do I interact with in case I do have more questions?

      Send all enquiries via mail to Once you apply, you will be invited to join a Slack group where you will be able to interact with us and the other applicants.

    • What academic qualification do I need to apply for this software development and leadership programme.

      Higher National Diploma(HND), Bachelor's degree or Masters..

    • What is the age limit considered for this programme?

      18 years and above.

  • Bootcamp
    • What is the bootcamp about?

      The bootcamp is a 2-week intensive simulation training on programming principles, logic, frameworks, and soft skills needed to start as a world class software developer fellow at Decagon Institute. It is entirely free for selected applicants. Participants would be required to work in teams and use pair programming to create interesting projects which will be evaluated by mentors and hiring partners. Applicants performance at the Bootcamp determines selection into the Decagon Institute Software Developers programme.

    • What are the requirements to get into the bootcamp?

      Prospective Decadevs will need to complete the online application form, review the home study, take and pass the home study assessment, and then scale through the in-person interview. The boot camp is the final round of the recruitment process.

    • How much do I have to pay to get to the bootcamp?

      The bootcamp is free.

    • What happens during the bootcamp?

      You will learn basic software development & leadership skills while working with a team to deliver a working software product.

    • What happens after the bootcamp?

      For those who scale through the boot camp, they will join Decagon Institute and begin their journey to becoming a world-class software developer.

    • What will I need during the bootcamp?

      You will need a fully functional Laptop. You will need to be physically present at the bootcamp location and mentally engaged throughout the program.

  • Training
    • What are my training location options

      Lagos and Enugu (July 2019)

    • What will I be taught during the training period?

      Our Program is an intense, full-time training on Software Development and taught by industry professionals to make you indispensable in your job. Within 6 months we will teach you the skills that you need to begin your career as an Entry Software Developer.

    • Optional fee

      We also offer support in the form of a MacBook, accommodation and a monthly stipend for an additional N1,000,000.

    • What can I do to get financial aid via Learn-then-Earn credit funding?

      Once applicants are admitted into the program, they will have the opportunity to specify their preferred payment plan.

  • Learn-then-Earn payment Credit
    • What is an Learn-then-Earn payment Credit?

      A Learn-then-Earn payment credit is a financial instrument that allows talented but cash-strapped students learn on credit and then repay the cost of the program at a 20% annual premium after completion of the educational program. Students are expected to start repaying the credit once they finish the program. It is governed by a legally binding contract.

    • What are the terms of the Learn-then-Earn(LTE) credit?

      The LTE credit costs 20% compounded annually. Students have up to but no more than five (5) years to repay it. Those who are able to repay a given year’s 20% compounded balance are forgiven any subsequent years of payment.

      Students are required to pay a predetermined minimum amount every month to remain in good standing.

    • What happens if I fail to repay the credit?

      As the credit funding is governed by a legally binding contract, breaching any clause therein is considered a crime and will be dealt with accordingly.

    • Will the students be aided in getting a job once the program is completed?


    • Which student will be eligibel to apply for the learn-then-earn?

      The Learn-then-Earn is available to everyone who qualifies for admission into Decagon.

    • Will students be aided in getting a job once the program is completed?


    • Which students will be eligible to apply for an LTE?

      The LTE is available to everyone who qualifies for admission into Decagon.