By Nkiru Okeke
As part of efforts to revamp the education sector to meet international best practices, over two thousand scholars are jostling for the 51 slots available for masters and Doctorate degrees of the 2024/2025 commonwealth scholarship and Fellowship plan, CSFP.
To this end, the ministry of education has commenced the screening and nomination of these candidates from across the country.
Speaking at the opening ceremony in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, noted that the nomination process was for the most qualified candidates to compete with their counterparts from other Commonwealth Countries.
The minister represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Andrew Adejo said the scholarship which is being managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, London remains one of the most prestigious Scholarship schemes for international studies.
“It is therefore imperative to further inform you that the Commonwealth Scholarship nomination criteria give high priority to applications that present the strongest relevance to national development”.
“In this wise, I want to encourage you all to be disciplined and focused during the interview exercise to enable you qualify for nomination”.
The Director of Federal Scholarship Board, Asta Ndajiwo who urged the applicants to adhere to the criteria for qualitative nomination, advised the erudite panelists to follow strictly the criteria of the Commonwealth Scholarship
Commission, CSC, with a view to presenting the most qualified candidates for the Minister’s endorsement.
“This, of course, is in line with one of the key objectives of the scheme and that is to ensure that the returnee scholars make an impact on their various disciplines for the betterment of the country”.
Ndajiwo said the award covered the awardees and their spouses, urging them to be disciplined and focused in the exercise.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Safiya Wada