Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts

Monday, 1 May 2017


NDDC scholarships

As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, the NDDC is embarking on Foreign Post Graduate Scholarship Programme to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the Local content programme of the current Administration as well as compete globally in various professional fields. 

The scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:
  • 1.      Agricultural Sciences
    2.      Engineering
    3.      Environmental Sciences
    4.      Geosciences
    5.      Information Technology
    6.      Law
    7.      Management Sciences
    8       Medicine

1.     First degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those wishing to undertake a Master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.

2.    Applicants must have gained admission for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines above, in a foreign University.

3.    Applicants who have already enrolled in Overseas’ Universities are NOT eligible to apply.

4.    Guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.
    • Member of National Assembly/State House of Assembly
    • Chairman of the LGA
    • First Class Traditional Ruler
    • High Court Judge

5      Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered for the award.

6     Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).

    • Application must be made on-line at the Commission’s website: ( ). With the following attachments.
    • Recent passport photograph
    • Local Government Identification Letter.
    • Post Graduate Admission Letter from a recognised Overseas University.
    • Relevant Degrees from a recognized University.
    • N.Y.S.C Discharge/Exemption Certificate.

      2. Successfully completed application forms will be assigned registration numbers automatically.

      3. Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.

      4. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on the  NDDC website ( ).

      5. For further enquiry, please contact:
      Director, Education, Health and Social Services (NDDC)
      Mobile:  084668158: Email:

How to apply

All completed applications must be submitted on or before Friday 27th May, 2017.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

European Union nationals studying in UK universities to still enjoy tuition free education despite Brexit

EU students

It has been revealed that EU students studying in Britain would still enjoy the current tuition waiver even after the UK finally leaves the bloc.

According to the report, the British government would continue to pay their bills, allow them access to loans for all courses commencing next autumn irrespective of when such course would end.

This is because of the undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner loans that applies under these rules at universities and further education institutions in the UK.

According to Jo Johnson, the Universities and Science Minister: “We have been clear about our commitment to the UK’s world-class higher education sector.

"Through our modern Industrial Strategy and the additional £4.7billion committed for research and innovation over the next five years, we are ensuring the UK has the skills and environment it needs to continue leading the way in academia and research.

“A key part of our success is attracting talent from across the globe. This will provide reassurance to the brightest minds from across Europe to continue applying to study in the UK, safe in the knowledge that financial assistance is available if needed.”

Also, Alistair Jarvis, deputy chief executive of Universities UK, has welcomed the news saying it was vital to ensure that this is “communicated effectively to prospective students across Europe”.

It comes after a records revealed that one in four EU students are returning home with unpaid tuition fees, leaving British taxpayers to pick up a staggering £4million bill.

For far, a shocking 18,600 students from EU nations have not paid a penny after they went missing after graduating from British universities, according to figures from the Student Loan Company.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The irony of Brexit and student migration

Foreign students
After reading this article written by Faisal Islam, I found it very interesting to also share it with you all, due to the important information embedded in it, because it may of help to persons in making informed decision concerning government policies and schooling abroad.

Think of Sunderland and people immediately talk of Nissan, and the Brexit moment.

It's not just the industrial history buffs who will remember shipyards too, but they are now that: history.

On one such former dockside, derelict for years, there is quite some irony. Sunderland University has sprouted a shiny new campus on the site.

Where once the ships that serviced world trade were exported across the globe, the new export is higher education.

Sunderland University is the "fourth biggest provider of transnational education from the UK", according to its vice chancellor.

Except this export is built on the movement of people.

Foreign students come in, pay fees, and increase the demand for property.

The success of the university was one factor in Sunderland turning round a declining population, that saw it fall behind its neighbour and rival Newcastle.

And so it is a business model that increases net migration.

Yet, the Government has an official target that seeks to reduce net migration.

And, indeed, there can be little doubt that overall increases in migration helped boost the number of people who voted for Brexit, in Sunderland and across England and Wales.

Universities are at the sharp end of the actual decisions that now need to be made about Britain's post-Brexit global settlement.

One way to solve the foreign student paradox is to let it solve itself.

Something has happened in the past year to reduce demand for UK higher education from foreign students.

As I reported in February, the celebrated fall in net migration, was predominantly down to foreign students.

International arrivals in the quarter to September 2016 (the important start of the academic year) were at their lowest since 2002.

In our key "going global" trade markets, student arrivals appear to have fallen.

The number coming from East Asia, including China, is down from 49,000 in September 2015 to 38,000 in September 2016.

From South Asia, including large Commonwealth nations, just 7,000 students arrived in September.

This, astonishingly, is fewer than arrived from central and South America.

A year before, it was 12,000, and five years ago 91,000.

Much of that number, the then Home Secretary and now PM would argue, was made up of students attending "bogus colleges".

But the numbers fell off another cliff after that crackdown.

It has become an issue of trade diplomacy with what was the fastest growing G20 economy, India.

At the India-UK bilateral meetings, India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, asks about more visas for Indian students and Theresa May asks him for help with returning Indian visa overstayers - not normally seen as a subject matter for major summits.

There are other ways of measuring foreign student numbers that are more stable. But this is how they are measured in the actual migration target.

So the question arises - can it be sustained?

Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced a crackdown at the Conservative Party Conference, but that seems to have been parked somewhere at the Department for Education.

Many in the Cabinet, including the Foreign Secretary and Chancellor, are sympathetic to the idea of exempting students entirely from the target - this could effectively bring down targeted migration by a third or a half.

If that had occurred while David Cameron was still PM, it would have even allowed him to meet his "tens of thousands" target in two years.

Theresa May says students are in the target because that is how it is measured under international statistical norms.

But while this is true of the statistic, that is not necessarily the case for the target.

MPs will this week test her Government on this.

The House of Commons is to consider a House of Lords amendment to the Higher Education Bill stating that foreign students "should be treated for public policy purposes as a long-term migrant to the UK for the duration of their studies".

Some Tory MPs have vowed to rebel against the whip, in a vote.

Britain is said to be "going global" after Brexit.

If that is the case, foreign students - an export industry which has the effect of increasing net migration - could be the first big test.

Source: Sky News 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

2017 Nigeria LNG Limited Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme

NLNG postgraduate scholarships

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) invites applications from qualified candidates for the NLNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for entry into Masters Programmes in the United Kingdom in September 2017.

Nigeria LNG Limited Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme 2017

Criteria For Award

Prospective beneficiaries must:
  • Have a provisional admission from select UK institutions to study any of the following disciplines:
    • Engineering,
    • Geosciences,
    • Environmental Sciences,
    • Management Sciences,
    • Information Technology,
    • Law
    • Medicine
  • Possess a minimum of 2nd Class Upper degree in a relevant field of study
  • Have completed the NYSC programme
  • Not less than a 8.0 IELTS
  • Not be no more than 30 years of age
  • Be Nigerian nationals resident in Nigeria
  • Provide identification documents from their LGAs
  • Possess an international passport valid for travel at least one year from September 2017
  • Be able to ontain UK Tier-4 student Visa upon being successful
  • Provide evidence that they are available to travel in September 2017 if selected
  • Not a direct relative to staff of Nigeria LNG Limited

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit:
 to apply. Click on the “Our CSR” menu to select "Educaition" from the drop down menu, then click on Scholarship link on the page to access the application portal. 

All applications MUST include the following scanned copies as attachments:
  • International Passport bio-data page first degree certificate
  • Provisional admission letter from select UK institutions.
  • IELTS result
  • LGA Letter of identification
  • To fill in valid contact details as these will be used to communicate status of application
  • Only shortlisted applicants shall be invited for the selection interview/test. Applicants are therefore advised to check their mailbox from time to time and on the NLNG website
  • Application will be disqualified:
    • For incomplete attachments
    • Non-adherence to criteria for award

 Application Closing Date
1st May, 2017.

2017 Nigeria LNG Limited Under-Graduate Scholarship Award

NLNG undergraduate scholarship

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) invites applications from first year undergraduate in Nigerian Universities for the NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship Award. The scheme seeks to promote academic excellence through the support of top-grade students through tertiary institution.
 Applications are invited for:

Nigeria LNG Limited Under-Graduate Scholarship Award 2017

Criteria For Award

  • Have excellence/very good West Africa School Certificate (WASC) or National Examination Council results at ONE sitting
  • Be top-scorer at the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination
  • Be a Full-Time Year-One student of any of the Nigerian Universities
  • Not be on any other Scholarship Award
  • Not be a spouse, child, ward or direct relation of staff of Nigeria LNG Limited

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit: to apply. Click on the “Our CSR” menu to select "Educaition" from the drop down menu, then click on Scholarship link on the page to access the application portal.

All applications MUST include the following scanned copies as attachments:
  • Passport sized photographs
  • WASC or NECO result
  • JAMB result
  • University admission letter
  • University student ID card
  • LGA Letter of identification
  • Applicants must fill in valid contact details as these will be used to communicate status of application
  • Application will be disqualified:
    • For incomplete attachments
    • Non-adherence to criteria for award

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2017.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Programmes for African Students


The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high quality leadership development programme, with the intention of building exceptional leadership capacity in Africa.

A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship enables a Scholar to study at a South African tertiary institution registered with the South African Council on Higher Education for an accredited postgraduate degree programme. The Scholarship is awarded for one or a maximum of two years, currently for an Honours or Masters degree.

Mandela Rhodes Scholars shall:
  • 1.      Adhere to the principles and goals of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme.
  • 2.      Attend leadership workshops as offered by the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme, on dates to be advised. Attendance is a condition of accepting the Scholarship, unless there are exceptional circumstances agreed to by the MRF.
  • 3.      Be offered access to peer-mentoring (optional for the Scholar).
  • 4.      According to the current policy of the MRF, be younger than 30 years of age at the time of taking up the Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • ·         The Scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries
  • ·         The Scholarship is for postgraduate study at South African universities or tertiary institutions
  • ·         Full funding is for Honours (maximum one year) or Masters (up to a maximum of two years) or their equivalents (MBA’s excluded)
  • ·         Any individual who will be between the ages of 19 and 30 years at the time of taking up the Scholarship may apply
  • ·         Applicants must possess a first degree or its equivalent or must be in the process of completing one by 31 January 2018
  • ·         Applicants should have a history of well above average academic results
  • ·         Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to the four principles of Education, Reconciliation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • ·         Applicants must be able to attend all compulsory elements of our leadership development programme. These activities can occur during the week or on weekends.
  • ·         The Scholarship cannot be deferred once awarded. It must be taken up in the year which was applied for.

Scholarship Worth:
The Scholarship covers the cost of a Scholar as follows:
  • ·         Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution;
  • ·         A study materials allowance as set by the MRF;
  • ·         Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF;
  • ·         A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF;
  • ·         Economy-class travel allowance for international Scholars only from the Scholar’s home to their institution at the beginning and back home at the end of their degree programme;
  • ·         Personal allowance

How to apply

If you qualify for the Scholarship, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation does not apply to tertiary institutions on your behalf. Applicants must apply separately to their chosen tertiary institution for the degree they wish to undertake. The Scholarship award is conditional on the applicant being offered a place at the relevant institution

Residential workshops

 The heart of the leadership development programme is delivered primarily through a series of residential workshops. These highlight and engage critically with the four principles of the Foundation, namely: Leadership, Reconciliation, Entrepreneurship and Education. The workshops create a unique opportunity to build the individual capacities of Scholars, provide the space to engage with high-profile leaders and expert thinkers, build a sense of community within the cohort and connect incoming Scholars to the broader Mandela Rhodes Community.
The Foundation holds three workshops of approximately five days each during the year. Attendance to the workshops is compulsory for all Scholars. Since workshop dates will be given in advance, Mandela Rhodes Scholars must make the necessary arrangements where there are clashes with their academic calendars to ensure full participation in the workshops.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Chevron Nigeria Limited JV Scholarship Awards 2017/2018

Chevron Scholarships

Chevron Nigeria Limited in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students.

Chevron Nigeria Limited JV Scholarship Awards 2017/2018

Requirements / Eligibility
E-applications are invited from full-time SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) degree students of the under-listed courses in Nigerian Universities:
  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Engineering/Agricultural Science
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration/Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science/Computer Engineering/System Engineering                      
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Studies/Surveying
  • Geology/Geophysics
  • Law
  • Mass Communication/Journalism
  • Mechanical/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Human Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy
  • Petroleum Engineering
Application Closing Date
7th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the steps below:

1.) Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents:
  • Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)
  • School ID card
  • Admission letter
  • Birth certificate
  • O' Level result
  • JAMB Result
  • Local Government Area Letter of Identification
2.) Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload

3.) Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload.
How to apply

To apply, follow the steps below:
1.) Click on  APPLY NOW 
2.) Click on REGISTER NOW 
 to create an account.
3.) Proceed to your email box to activate your account
4.) Click on 
 to return to Scholarship site.
5.) Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.
6.) Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.
7.) Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
8.) Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading.
9.) When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background.
10.) Recheck application information to avoid errors.
11.) Click "Apply Now" to submit information
12.) You will receive an email and a sms that confirms your application was successful.
13.) Return to
, enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your Head of Department sign the document.
14.) Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.
15.) If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in step 6, to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN).
  • Visit  to register and learn more about the National Identity Number.
  • Click "Create Account" and fill in the required  fields.
  • Login with Email and Password to complete the form.
  • After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture.
  • Visit any of the 37 capture centres  to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number.
  • You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office.
16.) Return to  and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion.

  • That we will accept applications through this web site address only. Hard copies of any document submitted will not be processed. All interested students are advised to click on “How to Apply” tab to proceed.
  • In line with our e-scholarship administration system, selected students will be invited for computer-administered qualifying tests in selected examination centers nationwide. Short-listed candidates for the qualifying test will be invited by email and SMS text messages. All applicants are therefore advised to ensure that valid GSM telephone numbers and personal email addresses are properly entered into the e-forms on the web site.
  • Applicants for the NNPC/CNL JV scholarship are ineligible to apply for any other scholarship program sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited, its JV Partners, or any of its affiliates, including the Agbami scholarship program published simultaneously with this NNPC/CNL JV scholarship program
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Applicants are required to enter valid personal bank account details
  • Multiple Application leads to automatic disqualification.