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Indian government invites Nigerian students to apply for scholarships

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi is inviting applications from Nigerians and other foreign students for grant of scholarship. This is according to a statement from the Federal Scholarship Board Management, and the scholarship is meant for students seeking to pursue higher studies at the undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral levels in Indian Educational Institutes/Universities for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The courses available for study include sciences, humanities, commerce, and engineering, except medical studies.

Indian government invites Nigerian students to apply for scholarships

Students from Nigeria, must have a good academic record (with a minimum 60% marks or a GPA of 3 out of GPA 5 in qualifying examinations) and proficient in English.

Interested students are required to create an account on ICCR official website at https://www.iccr.gov.in/a2a/iccr-scholarship before applying online for the scholarship. Applicants must be students between 18 and 30 years as at the time of admission, and are to apply to five universities in order of preference.

Applicants are also expected to visit the website of such a university for detailed guides and ensure they upload the relevant documents required by the university, along with their transcripts in English.

A 500-word essay in English needs to be submitted to ascertain English proficiency. Students can also submit their TOFEL/IELTS/ Standardized Test scores, if available.

Universities/Institutions may also conduct an online interview for applicants. Shortlisted students would appear for personal interview and verification at the Indian High Commission.

Submission of applications deadline is April 30.

2021 EduGrant Monthly Essay Competition For Nigerians

Application for the EduGrant Monthly Essay Competition is currently open to Nigerian secondary students. The scholars will be awarded in the following manner:

  • FIRST PRIZE: N50,000
  • SECOND PRIZE: N30,000
  • THIRD PRIZE: N20,000

ESSAY TOPIC
The availability of internet access in Nigeria has risen within the past few years and is still increasing.
Do you think this has had a positive or negative impact on students’ academic performance?

2021 EduGrant Monthly Essay Competition For Nigerians

Application Deadline: March 18, 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Competition

Value of Awards: Up to N50,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must;

  • be senior secondary school students residing in Nigeria.
  • need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
  • have a high school certificate.

Application Process: In order to apply for this grant, candidates must have to submit scanned handwritten or typed essays of 750 – 1000 words to [email protected]

  • Students should submit a scanned copy of their school ID card or any other form of ID.
  • Include the name of your school and class, full name, and phone number at the end of your essay

 

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Gov El-Rufai awards scholarship to 10 disable students

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has approved foreign scholarships for ten disabled students in the state. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, February 14, by the executive secretary of Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board (KSSLB), Hassan Rilwan

Ridwan who made the announcement at a three-day orientation workshop for its merit and disability-based scholars revealed that two of the beneficiaries have resumed school already.

Gov El-Rufai awards scholarship to 10 disable students

He gave the names of the schools where the scholarship students will attend as, Coventry University in the United Kingdom and the University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

One of the beneficiaries, who dreams of becoming a cybersecurity expert, was also given an automated wheelchair. 

According to the state government, it has also budgeted N800 million as a bursary for students living with disabilities in the state.

Gov El-Rufai awards scholarship to 10 disable students

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has approved foreign scholarships for ten disabled students in the state. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, February 14, by the executive secretary of Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board (KSSLB), Hassan Rilwan

Ridwan who made the announcement at a three-day orientation workshop for its merit and disability-based scholars revealed that two of the beneficiaries have resumed school already.

Gov El-Rufai awards scholarship to 10 disable students

He gave the names of the schools where the scholarship students will attend as, Coventry University in the United Kingdom and the University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

One of the beneficiaries, who dreams of becoming a cybersecurity expert, was also given an automated wheelchair. 

According to the state government, it has also budgeted N800 million as a bursary for students living with disabilities in the state.

Kebbi govt set to sponsor over 300 students on foreign scholarships

The Kebbi State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Mukhtar Bunza, at the swearing-in and inauguration ceremony of new executive members of the National Union of Kebbi State Students (NUKESS), disclosed that the state government is set to sponsor over 300 students to India, Turkey, and Cyprus to study Medicine, Health Sciences, Paramedics and Engineering.

The commissioner represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Hajiya Halima Dikko, said the program which is a collaboration between the state government and some foreign institutions, shows the Gov. Bagudu led-administration priority on the education sector.

Kebbi govt set to sponsor over 300 students on foreign scholarships

He expressed satisfaction with the remarkable achievements of the state under the present administration, where the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Health Technology were upgraded to the collegiate system.

He further revealed that the government had signed into law an edict that allowed the colleges to offer Higher National Diplomat (HND) certificates, adding that the Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu, had been empowered to start degree programs in addition to its statutory NCE programs, as well as the University of Science and Technology, Aliero, which had received approval from the NUC to commence Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing and midwifery services.