List of Successful 5000 Participants for Youwin Connect Training

List of Successful 5000 Participants for Youwin Connect Training

The federal government of Nigeria has released the list of successful 5000 participants for Youwin Connect Training 2nd phase 2017/2018.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Ministry of Finance on Thursday. The list is based on three categories viz. national merits, regional and state merits.

The statement reads” We have released the names of 5,000 successful participants for the 2nd phase of @YouWiNConnectNg Training, the ‘YouWiN!Connect Academy’.

“Each of the successful participants has been notified by email while the full list has been uploaded to:


Successful Participants of the Online Capacity Building Training – 2017

National Merit – Download here

Regional Merit – Download here

State Merit – Download here


“The 5,000 successful participants will undergo sector-specific training aimed at enhancing their business & personal skills. The training will improve their ability to seek funding from Devpt Fin Inst (DFIs) & increase their chances of succeeding as individuals & business owners.

“The second phase of the @YouWiNConnectNg Capacity Building is scheduled to take place in 25 locations across the six geo-political zones, and will last for three days. The training will be facilitated by reputable programme partners specialized in developing SMEs.

“The @YouWiNConnectNg initiative, which promotes entrepreneurship as a viable career option for young Nigerians, has supported the growth and development of SMEs with over 61,000 participants receiving online training and capacity building.”


You will recall that the YouWiN Application Portal now YouWiN Connect Nigeria is a re-launch of the YouWiN programme of the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance.

The scheme commenced the online training last year which is geared at strengthening the entrepreneurial capacity of each participant through exposure to relevant SME development materials and tools such as technical, legal and financial skills in business management.

This training began on Tuesday December 5, 2017 and was delivered exclusively on the YouWiN! Connect Learning Management Platform.

Over 55,500 candidates were shortlisted for this training.


The YouWin! Connect Online Training platform went offline for technical maintenance form 14th to 21st December 2017.

During the period, candidates were unable to access all training modules and assessments. But, the duration of the Online Training was extended by an addition of 1 week.


List of Successful 5000 Participants for Youwin Connect Training

List of Successful 5000 Participants for Youwin Connect Training


According to YouWin! Connect; this maintenance was due to some participants of the Online Capacity Building program putting the integrity of the program at risk by fraudulently responding to assessment questions.

“Some participants created groups on WhatsApp and Facebook where they post screenshots of completed end-of-module assessments for others to copy and score the maximum. Fraudulent participants have gone as far as publishing the answers in books and appending the YouWin Connect Log on the publication.”

“This type of activity defeats the purpose of the Online Training, as these participants are now focused on scoring the maximum points at the end-of-module assessment without learning form the content provided.”

The program has taken measures to forestall these fraudulent activities by restructuring and resetting the assessments modules.

Other measures taken include, identifying and flagging fraudulent accounts on the platform. Any participant caught engaging in fraudulent activities will be removed from the program.

So finally, YouWiN has announced the names of successful candidates for the second phase for its training.

The YouWiN Connect Application for 2017 was opened on July 24 and it is free.

Application closes August 30th, 2017.

If you missed out in this 2017/2018 edition, but still think you can boost your business through YouWin Connect Programs, then below are the YouWin Connect registration criteria.


The YouWiN Connect Application Requirements 

  • All applicants must have post-secondary school qualification.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • Applicants must be Nigerians and resident in Nigeria.
  • Applicants businesses must be domiciled in Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively – e.g: speaking and writing in English.
  • Applicants must be willing to attend all training and mentoring exercises organized by the YouWin programme.
  • Applicants must not be an employee of the Nigerian Civil Service.
  • Previous YouWiN awardees are not eligible to apply.


Read: How to Register for YouWiN Connect Program


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