Why Britain Is Investing Resources To Educate Nigerians
The United Kingdom is investing resources on Nigerians students and other nationals to improve their societies back home.
The Senior Political Adviser to the British Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria, Wale Adebajo, disclosed this on Wednesday in Ilorin during a Chevening Scholarship workshop organised by the British High Commission and the Kwara State Government.
The event which was attended by hundreds of youths was to encourage many qualified Kwarans to apply for the scholarship.
The scholarship is a UK-funded programme by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
Adebajo said, “The UK is investing in the beneficiaries to go and learn in the UK, get global exposure and come back to develop Nigeria and their societies.”
He said, “22,000 pounds, which is equivalent to N30m, will be expended on each of the 44 candidates this year to cover all the processes to the end,” adding that, “Those who want to further will have to fund the rest of their programme themselves; which is 36,000 pounds.
Chevening’s Programme Officer, Oluwafunmilayo Ladipo, on her part, said the programme was not meant for Nigerians to “jappa” (abscond) from the country as some people erroneously believe.
In his remarks, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq thanked the organisers of the intellectual gathering and encouraged “our scholars/youths to take advantage of this opportunity as the government cannot do it all alone.”
Represented by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Dr Afeez Alabi Abolore, Gov AbdulRazaq said the current administration had contributed immensely to human capital development in the state and was willing to partner with the organisation.
Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.
New Model Police Station Elerin Of Erin-Ile Adamu Ibrahim Sabi Pius Abioje Roseline Oni Aremu Shoprite Oba-Solagberu Okin Biscuit Abdul-Rasheed Na\'Allah Academic Staff Union Of Universities Funmilayo Zubair Sa\'adatu Modibbo-Kawu Yusuf Aiyedun Magaji Erubu Tanke Road Omu-aran ITP Habeeb Abdullahi Al-Ilory Abdul-Rahoof Bello Kwara TV Hassan Oyeleke General Hospital Muritala Olarewaju Yusuf Abdulwahab Mahfouz Adedimeji Haashim Initiative For Community Advancement Agbarigidoma Ilorin West Kwara Liberation Group Firdaos Amasa Ahmed Ayinla Jimoh Sarah Alade Abubakar Olusola Saraki Sulyman Atolagbe Alege Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia Olomu Muhammadu Buhari Sulyman Abdulkareem International Public Sector Accounting Standards Chief Imam Of Lafiagi JAMB Ademola Kiyesola Haleeman Salman Olaoye B. Felix IYA ALFA NLA Adedayo Yusuf Abdulkareem Economic And Financial Crimes Commission Abdulwahab Oba Arandun Popo-Igbonna Taofik Abdulkareem Ilorin South Azeez Salawu Gbemisola Oguntimehin Musbau A. Akanji IF-K Bukola Saraki United Nigeria Congress Party Abubakar Abdulraheem Garba Ayodele Wahab Bluenile Associates Sardauna Of Ilorin Sheriff Olanrewaju Local Government Pension Board Kolade Solagberu Jeunkunu-Malete-Bani Federal College Of Education (Special), Afon Emir Of Lafiagi Kumbi Titiloye Kwara North Alimi Jalala Jide Oyinloye Abegunde Goke Omotoso Kwara 2023 Millennium Development Goals