Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is offering one undergraduate/ postgraduate scholarship to Nigerian students.
The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and overseas, and will reasonably cover tuition and board.
Entrants must be Nigerian citizens who are currently undergoing, or have been admitted into, a course of study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a government-approved institution of learning within or outside Nigeria.
To qualify for consideration for the scholarship applicants should submit an essay on the topic:
More Learning to More People: How can Nigeria be more innovative in bridging its literacy and skills gap?
Entries must be in English, and be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.
All essays should be submitted on or before August 31, 2013.
It will be the responsibility of applicants to reasonably prove that they possess valid letters or offers of admission, or other evidence of studentship. Successful candidates who are unable to prove this will have their scholarship offers revoked.
Entrants must avoid plagiarism and should be prepared to present themselves for an oral defence of their work (should the need arise). Plagiarism will result in instant disqualification of the affected entry.
Essays will be judged for grammar, clarity, coherence and a focus on solutions. (While it is important to highlight the problems and challenges of education in Nigeria, the essay should primarily focus on innovative problem-solving)
Only one scholarship will be awarded. There will however be consolation prizes for up to two other entrants.
The Judges’ decision is final and will not be subject to appeal or litigation.
ESSAY FORMAT GUIDELINES
1. Essays, containing between 2,000 and 5,000 words, should be emailed as Microsoft Word documents to scholarship@ atiku.org
2. The first page of the essay document should include the following:
• Entrants Name & Date of Birth
• Entrants Contact Details (Valid email address and phone number)
• Entrants Institution (with full institution address included), Course of Study, Year of Entry, and Student Number (Also specifying whether Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
• Essays should be in a legible font (font size 12); 1.5-spaced or double-spaced
• All pages should be properly numbered.
For more Undergraduate Scholarship opportunities, visit: http://www.collegemarket.com.ng/category/scholarships-uncategorized/
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).
The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.
Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.
He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.
Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary — Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is a temporary measure.
He explained on Saturday that this measure was pending the conclusion of the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
Ngige who clarified the position of the government team during Friday’s negotiation with ASUU said that it was not true that the government had abandoned IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on IPPIS.
“I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS, it is not true.
“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim for the transition period that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cybersecurity. For those transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.
“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”
Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer
This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.
The state government assured that there will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.
“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties,” the statement partly read.
“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.”
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