The UK Government has disclosed that 49 Nigerians have been awarded scholarships to study in London through its Chevening scholarship programme.
However, The Chevening programme officer in Nigeria, Opeyemi Ojo, made this known during the pre-departure event held for 2020/2021 session Chevening Scholars at King Fisher Club, Ikoyi, Lagos.
It was gathered that out of the 49 scholars, there were 23 females and 26 males, including three physically challenged.
According to Ojo, over 6000 Nigerian applied and 49 scholars were selected based on their leadership, networking policies and intention to study in the UK, among others.
Therefore, The Chevening is a UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations.
The scholarships support study at UK universities, mostly one year taught master’s degree for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers.