Tech Age: What is this good for?

About a month ago, I heard about the female only program called Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle which was aimed at teaching and building up women in technology. Though not an applicant, I thought it was a fantastic opportunity for women. I was ecstatic as I read through the job board post, and then I scrolled down to the bottom (see 2nd screenshot).


My thoughts rushed when I saw the “What is your age?” field. What has age got to do with eligibility? I hope this is for demography statistics purposes only, and not as part of the criteria for applicants’ elimination or selection. Don’t use this against us.