Following the likely impossibility of the federal government to resolve its lingering strike with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Buhari administration has advised qualified Nigerians to seek scholarships overseas.
The FG stated this through the National Universities Commission. Qualified students were specifically told to apply for the Chevening scholarships, an initiative of the government of the United Kingdom.
NUC, in the statement, said, “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 scholarships 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.
“A detailed information on the eligibility criteria and scholarship specifications can be found on www.chevening.org/scholarships.”