Forty three Nigerians have been awarded the Chevening study scholarship, estimated at about £30,000, to study for their masters’ degree in the United Kingdom (UK).
The awards were presented to the 2017/18 Nigerian Chevening scholars on Thursday, during the award presentation ceremony held in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The highly contested UK government award drew over 63, 000 applicants across the globe with 6, 043 from Nigeria.
According to the deputy British High Commissioner, Laure Beaufils, as reported by TheCable, the selected 43 are the best of all the 6,043 applicants who put in for the scholarship. In total, 1,500 applicants were selected across 140 countries.
Gideon Olarenwaju, one of the awardees, expressed gratitude to God and his tutors who put him through the long application process. He described the achievement as “a dream come true”
“After 287 days of an arduous and hypertensive but fulfilling process, #MyCheveningJourney has officially began, culminating into an absolute delight to behold and the hallmark of a dream come true” Gideon wrote on his Facebook page.
Tijani Mayowa, a graduate of University of Ibadan and an award winning Staff writer at TheCable ascribed the success to the “grace of God”.
Gideon and Tijani would be pursuing their masters degree at the University of Sussex.
Application is on for the 2018/2019 academic year.
Here is the full list of awardees:
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME|
|Zainab Farouk||Safiyanu (Ahmed)|
|Chinenye Gift||Gift Ezeakor|