In the midst of the prolonged industrial strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government has called on qualified Nigerian students to apply for the Chevening scholarships, an initiative of the government of the United Kingdom.
The National Universities Commission, NUC, disclosed this in a letter signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, and addressed to all vice-chancellors.
The Chevening Scholarships, awarded by the government of the United Kingdom, are fully funded scholarships to individuals who demonstrate the requisite skills and commitment to positive change.
The statement read: “The National Universities Commission is in receipt of the letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ref. TSW/BRI/V/T and dated 12 August 2022, with the attached Call Letter from the British High Commission Abuja, dated 3rd August 2022, on the above subject.
“The British High Commission has announced the call for applications for the Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK, which opened on 2nd August 2022 and closes on 1 November 2022.
“The Chevening Scholarships are fully funded to individuals from any background, who demonstrate the requisite skills and commitment necessary to bring about positive change.
“Consequently, I write to forward the Call Letter to Vice-Chancellors, for urgent attention and wide circulation in your various universities. Interested individuals are expected to submit their applications via www.chevening.org/apply.
“Detailed information on the eligibility criteria and scholarship specifications can be found on www.chevening.org
“As was the case in previous occasions, please, accept the renewed assurances of the Executive Secretary’s highest considerations.”