Out of 8,000 applicants, 49 Nigerians bag Chevening scholarship

The UK Government has awarded Chevening scholarship to 49 Nigerians for the 2020/2021 Chevening cycle.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, disclosed this at the pre-departure orientation programme in Abuja organised for the beneficiaries to commence their study programmes in the UK this September.

“For the 2019/2020 Chevening application cycle, Nigeria recorded the highest number of applications globally, with 8000 applicants from Nigeria and about 6000 eligible applications.

“Following this, a total of 49 Chevening scholarship and fellowship awards were made available to Nigerians this year,” the High Commissioner said.

”This selection for 2020 was particularly challenging because contrary to what used to be previously where applicants will be interviewed physically, we had to reschedule the interview from physical to virtual like two times before eventually coming to this stage where scholars are now being hosted for a pre -departure event,” said Oluwafunmilayo Ladepo, Chevening Programme Officer in Nigeria, at the event

”Chevening is a scholarship that emphasises leadership and networking and you’re supposed to maximize…

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