By Agency Report
The Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners United Kingdom (CIEPUK) says it is set to offer 50 percent scholarship to Nigerian students from war-torn Sudan at Paul University, Awka, Anambra State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Air Peace announced on Monday that it would be willing to transport any Nigerian stuck in Sudan for free.
An intervention which was necessitated against the backdrop of the continuing insurrection in the nation.
Prof Marcel Ezenwoye, the president of CIEPUK told NAN that the institute had in the same vein decided to render assistance to the affected Nigerian students in the spirit of ethnocentrism.
Ezenwoye said that the gesture was also in line with the Federal Government’s policies on inclusive, affordable and accessible education to all Nigerians.
“We at CIEPUK are compelled to help because everything must not be left for the government alone, especially as the situation calls for urgency and immediate action.
“It would be our own commitment to make sure that as the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country are brought back safely, we can offer them succour in their educational pursuit.
“It will be a privilege and honour of tremendous pride that we will be out there to give every Nigerian student returing from war-torn Sudan, a sense of pride and oneness in their country.
“We will offer them 50 percent scholarship to Paul University, so that for a semester, they pay N60,000 as tuition fees, N30,000 for hostel and N5,000 as medical fees.
“We are very ready to do it immediately. No time wasting. Any action that would promote national pride, national cohesion, peace and unity, we are for it.”
The don noted that Paul University also now has an exchange programmme that allows students to transfer and graduate at International University of Applied Sciences, Germany, or any of their campuses in UK, Canada, or Switzerland.
He explained that courtesy of CIEPUK, the students can transfer and graduate after two years of studies in Paul University.
“The whole offer is part of CIEPUK’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in compliance with SDG goal for access to accessible, inclusive and affordable education,” he said.