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APPLICATION OPENS APRIL 1, 2018 AND CLOSES JUNE 30, 2018
There are many determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For the 11th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
OFP’s mission is to assist talented and determined, low-income students who are good candidates for financial assistance from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.
OFP works closely with students through regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships to attend colleges and universities in the United States. OFP finances the cost of the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for its participants. OFP expects a sincere commitment from the students to give their energy and time to the program so that they may achieve their dreams of study in the United States.
Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach our offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2018 – August 2019 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2019. Read more…
Prospective students all over the world should try their luck in Germany. Higher education is now free throughout the country, even for international students. Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish tuition fees, which were already extremely low compared to those paid in the United States.
German universities only began charging for tuition in 2006, when the German Constitutional Court ruled that limited fees, combined with loans, were not in conflict the country’s commitment to universal education. The measure proved unpopular, however, and German states that had instituted fees began dropping them one by one. Read more…
To qualify for consideration, the applicant MUST:
Be a Registered FULL TIME undergraduate in a recognized Nigerian University
Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of application
Show proof of SSCE or Equivalent Certificate.
Show proof of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) score.
Show proof of Admission letter from the University and Matriculation Number
Show proof of A-level or Equivalent Certificate (for direct entry students) Read more…
The recent outcry against the lowering of admission standards and the policy flip-flop over the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test should be regarded as indications of lack of effective quality control of educational standards in Nigerian universities. Even more importantly, it shows that rather than make efforts to avert further decline, policymakers and relevant university authorities are making matters worse by lowering standards and moving back and forth on appropriate policies.
Besides the tell-tale signs of visible decline on university campuses, especially the deteriorating library, laboratory, and classroom facilities throughout the country (with the exception of a few private universities), incessant complaints by employers of labour about the low quality of university graduates offer further evidence of decline.
Yet, standards cannot improve overnight or by legislation. Nor could they improve uniformly across all Nigerian universities. Indeed, in no country with numerous universities like Nigeria is the quality of university education uniform. For example, although American universities dominate the top 1,000 in the world, thousands more do not make the mark at all. Nevertheless, every American university operates within the range of certain acceptable standards. Read more …
ew days ago, the social media became flooded with pictures of some prominent politicians in Nigeria going to celebrate the graduation of their wards in far away universities like in the United Kingdom.
While the graduations called for celebration, many Nigerians condemned the trend in which our politicians preach “buy or consume made-in-Nigeria” while they do the exact opposite. A cross section of Nigerian University graduates
Others equally argued that this trend is why the Nigerian education sector seems to be neglected, with the frequent resultant strikes, like the one just called off last week by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
However, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged the elites, or politicians to encourage their dependents to obtain their first degree in Nigeria before going for further studies abroad. Read more….
September 14, 2017 – Complete a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finance at a university in Canada, plus professional development through an internship and mentoring program.
- Program name: African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program
- Funding organizations: Government of Canada and the MasterCard Foundation
- Managing organization: Canadian Bureau for International Education, in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada
- Target audiences: Young African professionals between the age of 22 and 35 with 2-5 years’ experience in the public sector, civil society or research institute in Africa
- Destination: 28 universities across Canada
- Duration: 1 or 2-year programs starting in September 2018
- Deadline: October 13, 2017 to submit a preliminary questionnaire. Eligible candidates will receive a link to the online application platform Read more..
Application Deadline: Monday, 2 October, 2017
The AIG Scholarships Programme is targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35, some of whom may have work experience. The scholars will be exceptionally intelligent graduates who have excelled academically as well as in other areas of their lives.
Every year, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships for outstanding individuals from Nigeria and Ghana to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford. AIG Scholars will be expected, upon graduation, to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector. Read more…
THE National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) will soon be replaced with the National Commission for Teachers’ Education (NCTE), which will oversee all institutions involved with teacher education in the country
Professor Muhammadu told Tribune Education that with NCTE, “Teacher education will be in one place – regulated, controlled and supervised by one unit. It will be able to streamline and be able to provide consistency in curriculum development. Read more…
FirstBank recently launched a Management Associate Programme, a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme, which is targeted at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven individuals who are desirous to be part of the next generation of leaders in the Bank. Read more…
The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday announced that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently investigating some vice chancellors of federal universities over alleged financial misdeeds.
The Executive Secretary of NUC Prof. Abubakar Rasheed disclosed this in Abuja, at a workshop on economic recovery growth by bursars of federal universities.
Rasheed said the vice chancellors and bursars were accused of corruption, while some were already being prosecuted. Read more…
Students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on Monday barricaded the main gate of the institution to protest against the extortion by one of the lecturers in the institution, Dr Dosu Malomo.
The students were also demanding that the institution’s authorities should put necessary machinery in motion that would facilitate the conduct of elections into its Students’ Union Government (SUG). Read more…
When news broke that approximately 13 percent of Covenant University’s class of 2017 finished with a first class degree, a lot of people took to social media to express their overall concerns regarding university education in Nigeria. In fact, as at the time of writing this, many are still struggling to understand what one Twitter user has described as the bastardization of the quality of Nigerian education. Read more…
EducationUSA offers a multitude of programs for international students that U.S. Higher education professionals can become involved with. Read more…
The purpose of this program is to promote academic excellence by offering scholarships to foreign students who are citizens of an African or European country (other than France1) and are admitted to a master’s program at Université Laval.
At the deadline indicated below, must have submitted a complete application package3 at Université Laval in an eligible first master’s program and have been accepted in this program.
List of eligible programs
You are a foreign student who is a citizen of an African or European country other than France.
You graduated from a public university accredited by the ministry of higher education in your country of origin. For private institutions, eligibility is determined when the file is reviewed.
You are registered full time for the two firt semesters in the program of study for which the scholarship was granted (winter 2015 and summer 2015).. Read more…
The development objective of the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Operation Project for Nigeria is to increase equitable access for out-of-school children and improve literacy in focus states, and strengthen accountability for results, in basic education in Nigeria. Read more>>>
The development objectives of State Education Program Investment Project for Nigeria are to support: (a) need-based teacher deployment; (b) school-level management and accountability; and (c) measurement of student learning in Participating States. Read more>>>
The objective of the Partnership for Education Project for Nigeria is to improve access and quality of basic education in selected states, with particular attention to girls’ participation. Read more>>>
At the Kaduna Km 26 project site, the pupils are taught sewing and how to produce dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurts, as well as mats. As a result, the project is bridging the literacy and skills gaps between the nomadic communities and the rest of society. Unlike previous nomadic schools, the AfDB-supported Km 26 Nomadic Centre project has solid structures with classrooms, workshops, libraries, teachers’ quarters, water and electricity and latrines. It is responding to the Government of Nigeria’s policy of using formal education as a means of upgrading the socio-economic condition of this rural population. Read more>>>