The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, (MEST Africa), on Thursday, announced that the application period for the MEST Training Program, class of 2022, has been extended to September, 17.

A statement made available to the Ghana News Agency said the changes to its renowned technology entrepreneurship program were to enable applicants, especially university graduates, an opportunity to participate in the 2022 program.

“Due to the increasing uncertainty around Covid and unconfirmed graduation dates for most Universities across West Africa this year, we have confirmed to start the new cohort for the MEST Training Program in January 2022”, the statement noted.

It stated that despite the challenges that COVID-19 continued to present to all training institutions, the organization was poised to continue identifying and training some of the finest minds in technology on the African continent in the safest possible way.

The statement quoted Mr Ashwin Ravichandran, the Managing Director of MEST Africa as saying, “By extending the application phase of our training program, final year university graduates, who make up the majority of our applicants, will have enough time to apply to the class of 2022.

This also gives us at MEST adequate time to speak to more talents who are eager to use technology to solve Africa’s pertinent problems”.

MEST is an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program, internal seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for technology startups in Africa. Since its inception in 2008, MEST has produced some of the continents leading technology startups like Ghanaian real estate platform MeQasa, Kudobuzz, LetiArts, and many others.

The prospective students could learn more about the application process for the MEST Training program via https://mest.submittable.com/submit.