Scholarship for International Students at University of Exeter

International Students scholarship Exeter University

The aim of the scholarship is to support international students with the maximum award value of £1000.

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom. The university was founded and received its Royal Charter, although its predecessor institutions, the Royal Albert Memorial College and the University College of the South West of England, were established in 1900 and 1922 respectively.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the fields offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship will cover the following:

  • The award is for a maximum of £1000, awarded to one or more students, to finance travel in support of studies or research during the academic year 2017/18 excluding normal travel to and from the University.

Number of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must have a previous year degree.
  • Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply.
  • Preference will be given to students who are not already in receipt of a scholarship or bursary from the University of Exeter.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a previous year degree.

English Language Requirements: All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

 How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online:

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 28, 2017.

Scholarship Link

 

Postgraduate Scholarship for West Africa at University of Oxford in UK, 2018

Postgraduate Scholarship for West Africa at University of Oxford in UK, 2018

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Development (ORID) is now accepting applications for Rhodes Scholarship for West African Students for the acdemic year 2018-2019.

The Rhodes scholarship is administered by the Rhodes Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom and is a postgraduate award that seeks to support exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

The Rhodes University is a public research university located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province.

Course Level: Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate degree offered by the University of Oxford for the duration of two years with an option for a third year.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in any of courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Coverage of the Scholarship

  • Full tuition, a maintenance stipend (covering accommodation, feeding, and incidentals) and one economy class airfare to and from Oxford at the beginning and end of tenure.
  •  Comprehensive Rhodes Character, Service & Leadership program (retreats, workshops, conferences) which is designed to equip them on how to solve critical problems in any community they find themselves, as well as many discussions and social events at Rhodes House, Oxford.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken at University of Oxford, UK

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 19-25 (You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 26th birthday on 1 October 2018. This means candidates must have been born on 30 September 1992 and on or before 1 October 1999)
  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.
  • Have been resident in one or more of the countries listed above for at least five of the last ten years.
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with the highest classification your University awards, e.g. First Class or Upper Second Class Honours.
  • Have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.
  • Energy to use one’s talent to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sport, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved).

Nationality: Citizens of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must have completed an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with the highest classification your University awards, e.g. First Class or Upper Second Class Honours.

English Language Requirements: Students must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.

How to Apply:

  • Applications may be submitted online at the following link via the scholarships tab.
  • All applicants are entreated to read carefully the general information for candidates on Rhodes website, the Condition of Tenure for Rhodes scholarship. Detailed information is available at this link.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person. No candidate will be selected without an interview.
  • Candidates who do not receive further communication by the end of November should assume the application has been unsuccessful.
  • A completed application form online
  • Citizenship criterion:
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate (or an affidavit of birth)
  • A national identity card

iii. A valid passport (with translation, if necessary)

  • Evidence of residency within the region
  •  An official transcript from the University attended
  • Ahead and shoulders photograph in jpeg format
  • Curriculum vitae, showing details of what you have achieved.
  • An IELTS or TOEFL certificate as evidence of English Proficiency (If English is not your first language).
  •  A signed personal statement.
  • A list of referees (minimum of 4 and maximum of 6) who are willing to submit references on your behalf

Application Deadline: All applicants must ensure that a completed electronic application is received online by midnight, GMT, Saturday, September 30, 2017.  References must also be submitted online latest by midnight, GMT, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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    2017/2018 Screening Exercise For Admission

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    • 2017/2018 Screening Exercise Admission

    UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
    OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

    2017/2018 SCREENING EXERCISE FOR ADMISSION

    The University of Nigeria hereby invites candidates who had the UNN as their first choice in the 2017 University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored 200 and above for screening exercise. This media announcement/publication supersedes the earlier one of Thursday, August 31, 2017.

    Candidates are advised to please note the changes in the scheduled times and venues as the following will apply:

    1. Online Registration

    A. Eligible candidates are required to pay a processing fee of N2,000.00 (Two thousand Naira only) through Remita Platform at any Commercial Bank.

    B. The online registration which commenced on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (and ends on Sunday, September 10, 2017?) is still open till Monday, October 2, 2017 while the Post-UTME examination screening exercise will commence on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and end on Monday, October 9, 2017.

    C. Process Flow for Post-UTME Registration:
    1. Log on to the University Website: www.unn.edu.ng
    2. Click on UNN portal (Top right corner of the Website)
    3. Click Prospective Students
    4. Select Online Application Form for 2017/2018 Admission Screening Exercise
    5. Enter JAMB Registration Number
    6. Generate Invoice
    7. Proceed to bank for Payment or pay using your ATM Card
    8. Return to Portal
    9. Re-enter JAMB Registration Number
    10. Complete Date of Birth and all other blank fields
    11. Enter O-Level Subjects and Grades (also provide your Centre and Examination Number)
    12. ‎Re-enter your grades correctly
    13. Upload Certificates (ensure that their sizes are not above 100KB)
     Birth Certificate
     Local Government Identification
     Testimonial
     First School Leaving Certificate
     JAMB Result Slip
     O-Level 1
     O-Level 2 ( For double sitting candidates) and click the NEXT button
    14. ‎Review Summary page and check that all details entered are correct
    15. Check the CONFIRMATION BOX below
    16. Click SUBMIT
    17. Print acknowledgement Slip.

    D. All candidates are required to bring the following to the screening exercise:

    (i) A copy of Online Acknowledgement Slip
    (ii) 2017/2018 JAMB Result Slip

    E. Please note the following:
     No GSM handsets, calculators or any other extraneous materials should be brought into the screening halls
     The venues for the screening exercises are: (i.) Nnamdi Azikiwe Library (Digital Library) and (ii.) Centre for Distance and e-Learning, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
     Candidates are also strongly advised to visit the University of Nigeria Website: www.unn.edu.ng

    2. The Timetable for the Computer-based screening exercise is as indicated hereunder:

    DAY ONE

    DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

    VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: AGRICULTURE, PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Time Faculty/Department Score Range
    9:00 am – 11:00 am AccountancyPharmaceutical Sciences 256 and above200 – 201
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pharmaceutical Sciences 202 – 226
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pharmaceutical Sciences 227 – 264
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pharmaceutical SciencesFood Science and Technology

    Home Science and Management Nutrition and Dietetics

    Crop Science

    General Agriculture

    Agricultural Economics

    Agricultural Extension

    Soil Science

    Animal Science

    265 and above200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    200 and above

    VENUE11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Accountancy 223 – 255
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm Accountancy 200 – 222
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Banking and Finance 200 and above
    Marketing 200 and above
    Business Management 245 and above
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Business Management 200 – 244

    DAY TWO

    DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

    VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: HEALTH SCIENCES/TECHNOLOGY AND DENTISTRY

    Time Faculty/Department Score Range
    9:00 am – 11:00 am Radiography 200 and above
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm Medical Laboratory Technology 233 and above
         
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Medical Laboratory Technology 200 – 232
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Medical Rehabilitation 200 and above
    Dentistry 200 and above
         

     

     

     

    VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Nursing Sciences 238 and above
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm Nursing Sciences 222 – 237
    1:00 pm– 3:00 pm Nursing Sciences 210 – 221
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nursing Sciences 200 – 209

     

     

    DAY THREE

    DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

    VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: MEDICINE AND SURGERY, VETERINARY SCIENCES AND BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

    Time Faculty/Department Score Range
    9:00 am – 11:00 am Medicine/Surgery 267 and above
    11:0 am – 1:00 pm Medicine/Surgery 244 – 266
    1:00 am – 3:00 pm Medicine/Surgery 231 – 243
    Veterinary Sciences 200 and above
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Medicine/Surgery 217 – 230

    VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

    9:00am – 11:00 am Medicine/Surgery 210 – 216
    11:00am – 1:00 pm Medicine/Surgery 203 – 209
    1:00 am – 3:00 pm  Medicine/SurgeryPhysiology 200 – 202200 and above
    Anatomy 200 and above

    DAY FOUR

    DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

    VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: SOCIAL SCIENCES, MASS COM. AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    Time Faculty/Department Score Range
    9:00 am – 11:00 pm Political Science 200 and above
    Philosophy 200 and above
    Geography 200 and above
    11:00am – 1:00pm Economics 200 and above
    Religion 200 and above
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Social Work 200 and above
    Sociology/Anthropology 200 and above
    Psychology 200 and above
    Public Admin/LGA 232 and above
    3:00pm – 5:00pm Public Admin/LGA 200 – 231
    Mass Comm. 223 and above

     

    VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Mass Comm. 207 – 222
    11:00am – 1:00 pm Mass Comm. 200 – 206
    Computer Science 227 and above
    1:00 – 3:00pm  Computer ScienceComputer/Statistics 200 – 226200 and above
    Statistics  200 and above 
    3:00p – 500pm Chemistry 200 and above
    Mathematics 200 and above
    Physics and Physics/Astronomy 200 and above
    Geology 200 and above

     

     

    DAY FIVE

    DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

    VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: ARTS, EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND ENGINEERING

    Time Faculty/Department Score Range
    9:00am – 11:00am  Archeology 200 and above
    Art 200 and above
    Creative Art 200 and above
    Fine and applied Arts 200 and above
    Fre/Germ 200 and above
    French 200 and above
    Igbo 200 and above
    Ling. 200 and above
    Ling/Igbo 200 and above
    Modern Languages 200 and above
    Theater ArtsMusic 200 and above200 and above
    11:00am – 1:00pm History 200 and above
    English Studies 200 and above
    Library and Information 200 and above
         
    1:00pm – 3:00pm  Adult Education 200 and above
    Agricultural Education 200 and above
    Business Education 200 and above
    Computer EducationEducation Computer 200 and above200 and above
    Education Fine & Applied Arts 200 and above
    Education/Arts 200 and above
    Education Geography 200 and above
    Education BiologyEducation Chemistry 200 and above200 and above
    Education Economics 200 and above
    Education Social Science 200 and above
    Education Igbo 200 and above
    Education French 200 and above
    Education Igbo 200 and above
    Education Int. 200 and above
    Education Mathematics 200 and above
    Education Music 200 and above
    Education Physics 200 and above
    Education political science 200 and above
    Education Soc. 200 and above
    Education Health education 200 and above
    Education Home economics 200 and above
    Education Human Kinetics 200 and above
    Education Introductory Technology 200 and above
    Physical education 200 and above
    3:00pm – 5:00pm Guidance/Counselling 200 and above
    Education English 200 and above
    Architecture 200 and above
    Estate Management, 200 and above
    Geoinformation and Surveying 200 and above
    Urban and Regional Planning 200 and above

     

    VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

    9:00am – 11:00am Civil Engineering 210 and above
    11:00am – 1:00pm Civil Engineering 200 – 209
    Agric. and Bioresources 200 and above
    Mechanical Engineering 228 and above
         
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Mechanical Engineering 200 – 227
    Electrical/Electronic 240 and above
         
    3:00pm – 5:00pm Electrical/Electronics 200 – 239
    Metallurgical/Material Engr. 200 and above

     

    DAY SIX

    DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

    VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

    FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: FACULTY OF LAW AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Time Faculty/Department Score Range
    9:00am – 11:00am Law 246 and above
    11:00am – 1:00pm Law 229 – 245
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Law 215 – 228
    3:00pm – 5:00pm Law 200 – 214
    Microbiology 236 and above

     

    VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Microbiology 200 – 235
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm Biochemistry 217 and above
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Biochemistry 200 – 216
    Botany 200 and above
    Zoology 200 and above
    3:00pm – 5:00 pm Biological Sciences 200 and above

    VISUALLY IMPAIRED CANDIDATES

    Visually Impaired Candidates should register online, but they are not invited to the screening exercise.

    DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES

    The details of the screening exercise for Direct Entry candidates will be announced later.

    Chris C. Igbokwe, Esq.

    Registrar

    INVESTIGATION… 21 Days in NYSC Camps: How Nigeria frustrates its youths, as officials plunder lean resources

    INVESTIGATION… 21 Days NYSC Camps. Young Nigerian graduates from universities and polytechnics are often excited about the call to serve the nation. Every year, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mobilises hundreds of thousands of both locally and foreign-trained graduates for the year-long compulsory national service that begins with a 21-day orientation exercise across the 36 states of the federation, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Using undercover reporters who traveled to NYSC camps in Gombe and Zamfara and Oyo states, Ripples Nigeria investigated the state of facilities, feeding, and probed how resources meant for the orientation programme were being utilised.

    Nightmares! ‘There’s no year we don’t experience this nonsense with NYSC.’

    It was a bright Monday afternoon in mid-July. Inside Aniekan Computers, an-ever busy cyber cafe in the capital city of Rivers State, Port Harcourt, graduates from different schools were busy staring at their dashboards via a desktop computer. Many were complaining of the slowness of the website, others shared jokes about how the website didn’t provide a list of the states they would select to be posted to, and some simply stared at the screens of their desktop computers, their faces marked by grave frustration.

    Marcus Sunday, (Not real name) a fresh graduate of a university in southern Nigeria, was among those trying to register for mobilisation. Sunday said he experienced nothing short of frustration from the day he began his registration process.

    Hall of shame… Rows of spring beds in an unkempt NYSC camp

    On April 17, the scheme opened its portal for registration. With registration initially billed to end on May 4 (but later shifted to 15th), he rushed to the cyber cafe to make sure he was registered in time, especially so he could be mobilised with Stream 1. But for days, the portal was not accessible. It however opened later and he managed to begin registration, but was soon trapped again.

    Part of the registration process was the payment of 3,000 naira, which the scheme says was only compulsory for prospective corps members who wanted their call-up letters sent to them online. By this, those who chose to pick theirs from their alma mater were supposedly exempted. But in reality, the 3, 000 naira was compulsory.
    One needed to pay the money in the bank, revert back to the portal before getting a green card, a requirement in camp. Only after getting a green card could one hope to get a call-up letter. So to say, this was the beginning of extortion.

    His nightmares continued. Like many, the long wait for the mobilisation for stream II got him tired. And even when he got posted to Zamfara, he could not make it to the camp. The portal was generally slow to open up for corps members to print their call-up letters, and some graduates hoping to be mobilised, complained of having to spend hours online just to get their call-up letters. Sunday learnt he was posted to Zamfara on July 27, a day after camp began. NYSC gave only July 26 and 27 for registration in camp, after which admission was closed. There was no way he could meet up. Port Harcourt to Zamfara is between 15-20 hour drive by bus.

    Tough…. Corpers make do with spring beds in overcrowded Camp hostels in Gombe

    “It’s all very frustrating. If registration period in camp was at least up to three days, I would have got to Zamfara and done the registration. So at last I didn’t even camp with Stream II,” he said. He now hopes to be mobilised with Batch B come November.

    Sunday’s experience portrays what NYSC subjects many prospective corps members to. System ungrade is long overdue for the scheme. An attendant at the cyber cafe could not hide her frustration too: “Look at this N-power (one of government’s social intervention programmes). Thousands of people register every day at the same time from different locations, yet the portal is very free and accessible. But there is no year we don’t experience this nonsense with NYSC.”

    ‘We stayed up midnight just to get registered’

    Upon arrival on July 26, all prospective corps members were mandated to begin another round of registration on camp. This registration includes the verification of documents such as statement of result before bio-metric data capture which would enable the graduates to receive tags with code numbers and kits.

    At the NYSC temporary orientation camp in Government Girls Technical College in Amada, Gombe state, this registration on camp lasted up to midnight in part because of poor internet connectivity. The bio-metric data capture required internet connection for the process to be completed, but with three NYSC officials relying on Airtel and Glo modems alongside their worn-out Samsung notebook laptops, prospective corps members had to wait for long to finish this process before proceeding to get their kits.

    In Amada, some of the officials were seen going around looking for network connection with graduates mobilised for the scheme trailing behind.

    Chaos…. Prospective corp members queue up for registration at Gombe camp

    “I have been here since 3 pm, and we have moved from one location to another because the internet connection is slow,” said a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who was posted to Gombe state. “This is really frustrating, and we stayed up midnight just to get registered. If they had set up a WiFinetwork, things would have been much better.”

    At the camp located in Iseyin, Oyo State, the harrowing experience persisted. Only one official was found attending to corpers, creating unnecessary gridlocks, three days after the process of registration ought to have been concluded.
    Even as corpers stood endlessly on the queues, the state director,

    Mrs Ifeoma Anidobi passed by several times but appeared helpless or pretended not to notice that there were operational deficiencies.
    The clogs in the system were worrying given the fact that NYSC budgeted N3,394,012 for information technology consulting in the 2017 Appropriation Act.

    ‘Wear your socks, if it’s still too big put tissue paper. It is just for one year.’

    Upon completing their registration and biometric data capture, prospective corps members have another hurdle to cross: Fixing oversized kits. Most of the corps members who spoke to Ripples Nigeria in Gombe and Zamfara states complained that their kits were oversized and they had to pay between 500 to 1,000 naira to tailors at the open market on camp, known as mammy market, to get them fixed.

    A session during the NYSC online registration has a size chart, to which one inserts the size range that is fitting to his body. Yet every year, the scheme is unable to use provided data to give each corps member a size range that corresponds with what he or she filled during registration, instead some corpers are issued oversized while others are issued undersized kits.

    NYSC officials are not oblivious of this fact. “We know some of you have kit sizes that are bigger than you. When I was growing up our parents used to buy us shoes and clothes that were bigger than us. They would tell us we would grow to meet them,” the Zamfara State Coordinator joked during her first address to prospective Corps members. “So please manage it. Wear your socks, if it is still too big put tissue paper. It is just for one year.”

    But who wants to wear parachute-like kits around? This was Stanley’s frustration. He was issued kits that were way beyond his size, with torn jungle boots. He took just the large-sized trouser to a tailor at the camp market, but was asked to pay 1000 naira. It costs nothing beyond 300 naira to make such amendments off camp; hence Igboanugo decided to amend only after leaving camp.

    “Everything I got was way beyond my size,” complained Moses who was posted to Gombe. “The shoes, khaki trouser and shirt and the crested vest were all big, and I had to start paying to get them to my size. I spend nearly 3,000 naira because of this issue.”

    Moses’ friend, Usman wasn’t smiling either. “Why would they make us fill up our sizes during the online registration when they don’t care about those details?” he asked in annoyance.

    One corper at Iseyin voiced his frustration thus: “Because we were required to fill our details, including our shoe size, trousers and top size during pre-registration, I expected that we were going to meet our kits well packaged with our names written on each pack for easy identification and distribution”.
    However, when the bags containing the kits were opened at the Iseyin camp, there were neither packs nor tags. The shoes, jungle boots, crested vest, cap, kaki trousers and tops, and white shoes were just given out at random irrespective of the size of the person collecting them.
    When the process was queried, the platoon officer said, “if yours are undersized, go around and check for someone smaller than you and see if he or she has an oversize so you can exchange with him or her. If yours is over sized, however, you either do the same thing or you go for reshaping.”

    ‘Let me tell you; your feeding in camp is N500 per day.’

    “Hungry corpers your food is ready,” so went the sound of the beagle on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 27. Four long lines of prospective Corps members holding food flasks soon formed in front of the kitchen.

    On sighting the quality of food being served, complaints began to ring out: “This one na beans water abi na water beans,” a prospective Corper from the front row asked sarcastically. “Na coloured beans,” another responded, laughing. “Beans water, beans water,” a group chorused.

    At the hostel, some corp members complained that they could not eat the beans as it was bereft of taste and basic ingredients. So, for people who could afford to buy from the open market in camp, the meals from the NYSC kitchen was never an option.

    The next morning after the first meals for July 27 was served, some corps members in Gombe and Zamfara told Ripples Nigeria that they battled stomach ache and had to go to the toilet several times.

    “I have had stomach upset and used the toilet several times since I ate that beans. I will never eat their food again no matter how hungry I am,” Grace, a female corper at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Tsafe Local Government Area, Zamfara State, said. If there was a thing Grace and others hated mostly, it was the fact that throughout the 21 days in camp, the beans meal constituted more than 50 percent of the food served. It usually comes in the form of moi-moi or normal jollofbeans with garri to complement it.

    At least Promise, a US-trained graduate, was optimistic enough to believe food quality in camp was going to improve over time. “Let us just wait and observe for a few days. Maybe the quality will improve,” he assured himself.

    He was wrong. Promise soon learnt that whatever was served; be it rice, baked cassava flour with soup, the stomach-churning beans with to-be-sucked cassava flakes (garri), the pap with beans cake (akara) that was alternated with a tiny piece of bread with smoke-smelling tea (corpers called it coloured water) as breakfast; one thing was sure: none had taste, neither close to a balanced diet.

    “The first time I got the tea, I couldn’t believe what I saw. We call it ‘coloured water’ and it’s just the right term for it. I was so angry I threw the tea away,” Umar, a graduate of a university in Edo state, said.

    At the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp in Government Girls Science Technical College, Amada, Gombe State, similar complaints about the meals were also reported. But the graduates at the camp usually get chicken added to their rice every Sunday, and when they complained that their breakfast was “coloured water” disguised as tea, the Gombe State coordinator of NYSC Mr Tobias Ibe asked for egg to be included in the morning tea served. Batch A stream II corp members also got a large chunk of beef as cows were constantly herded into the camp and slaughtered for consumption.

    Four days before the end of camp, Promise didn’t get what he was expecting.

    “Look at my meal ticket,” he said, pulling it out from his waist bag. “I only collected their food three times. Those three times, I gave them to people. The soup is more or less like water (referring to the watery, tasteless okro soup served the previous night). I just fix myself at the mammy market,” he added.

    Placed on the scale of World Bank’s new international poverty line, the quality of food served in camp does not measure up. It reduces corps members to people living below the poverty line.

    According to the World Bank, anybody living on less than $1.90 a day is living below the poverty line or in extreme poverty. A dollar is currently exchanged for between 360 naira and 370naira, bringing $1.90 to about N684. This means that going by the World Bank’s poverty measurement, living on anything less than N684 a day is living in extreme poverty.

    Dangote Foundation Scholarship And How To Apply

     

    Dangote Foundation Scholarship Apply now Dangote Foundation Scholarship is also called the “Help My People Scholarship”.  Somewhere at Ibese, Dangote plant gave out 49 scholarships to students drawn from higher institutions across the country. Furthermore, also note that Dangote foundation scholarship is not restricted to higher institutions only. secondary schools also benefits from this scholarship. Lets know the man behind this kind gesture.

    The Brain Behind Dangote Foundation Scholarship

    Dangote Foundation Scholarship

    The brain behind Dangote foundation scholarship is Aliko Dangote. He is Africa’s richest man. He founded and chairs the Dangote group which is Africa’s largest cement producer. Dangote also stakes in publicly traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies. His networth was 13.1billion dollars as of 9/10/17. Dangote is an educated bussiness man. He went to Sheikh Ali Kumasi madrasa (an arabic school). Aliko Dangote further went to Capital High School, Kano state. Dangote went to college in Egypt where he pursued a course in Bussiness Studies. This was from Alhazar University, Cairo.

    Dangote Foundation Scholarship

    Dangote Foundation scholarship was borne out of its quest to contribute to the development of Education in Nigeria. The management has therefore announced free scholarships for any who meets its requirements. The scholarship is tagged ” Help My people Scholarship”.

    The Scholarship is offered to outstanding and qualified students. It is available to students studying the under listed courses.

    • Accountancy
    • Computer Science
    • Business Administration
    • Agricultural science
    • Economics
    • Architecture
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • System Engineering
    • Electrical/electronic Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Material Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Environmental studies
    • Surveying
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Law
    • Mass communication
    • Journalism
    • Pharmacy
    • Human medicine
    • Dentistry

    Eligibility

    To apply for Dangote Foundation scholarship,

    • Applicants must be studying in Africa
    • Applicants must not be in receipt of any other scholarship
    • Those applying must have sound academic record

    Application Process

    1. All applications will be done online. Furthermore, before applying, you must make sure you have clear scanned copies of the documents listed below.
    • Passport photograph with white background with white background which must not be more than 3months old.
    • The size of the passport photograph must not be more than 200kb.
    • The resolution recommended for the passport photo graph is (450×450).
    • Admission letter from your institution of learning.
    • Birth certificate
    • School Id card (You could use your eligibility)
    • Birth certificate
    • O’Level Results
    • Local Government Area letter of identification/LGA of origin.
    • Jamb result.  

    2. Make sure the documents are named accordingly. This is so, as not to mix up documents when uploading.

    3. Avoid mistakes when uploading documents. Therefore ensure you attach the recommended documents when asked to upload.

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    UNIZIK Post-UTME Screening Form – 2017/18 | Cut-Off Mark | How To Apply

    UNIZIK Post-UTME screening 2017/2018

    Latest Update:

    UNIZIK POST UTME Screening Application Closes Sunday 24th September,2017. Candidates who applied for Change of Course and Institution to UNIZIK can now proceed for their Post UTME registration. Candidates whose images do not appear on their print out can now log into their profile and reprint. Candidates who wish to use their newly released NECO result can log into their profile, fill in their result and reprint.

    unizik post utme screening

    The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK invites suitably qualified candidates to its 2017/2018 academic session Post UTME Screening Exercise.

    CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE FOR UNIZIK POST UTME.

    a. Candidates who made Nnamdi Azikiwe University their first choice and have the required cut-off mark are eligible to apply.

    b. The general cut-off mark is 200 except for Faculties/Departments indicated below:

    Faculties/Programmes with Cut-Off Mark of 180

    (a) Agriculture – AgricEcons& Extension, Animal Science, Forestry & Wildlife, Food Science & Technology, Soil Science, Crop Science.

    (b) Arts – Igbo, African& Asian Studies, History & International Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Modern European Languages, Religion & Human Relations, Theatre and Film Studies, and Chinese Studies.

    (c) Education – Adult Education, Early Childhood & Primary Education, Guidance and Counselling, Human Kinetics & Health Education, Library & Information Science, Science Education, and Vocational Education.

    (d) Engineering – Agric & Bioresources Engineering, Polymer &Textiles Engineering.

    (e) Environmental Sciences – Architecture, Building, Quantity Surveying &Geoinformatics, Fine and Applied Arts

    (f) Physical Sciences – Mathematics and Statistics only.

    (g) Health Sciences and Technology – Environmental Health only.

    (h) Management Sciences – Entrepreneurial Studies only.

    Faculties /Programmes with Cut-Off Mark of 200

    a. Arts – English Language and Literature

    b. Education – Educational Found

    c. Engineering – Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial & Production Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

    d. Health Sciences & Technology – Medical Lab Sciences, Nursing Science, Radiography, Medical Rehab (Physiotherapy)

    e. Law

    f. Management Sciences – Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Business Administration, Cooperative Economics & Management, Marketing, Public Administration

    g. Medicine – Medicine

    h. Pharmaceutical Sciences – Pharmacy

    i. Physical Sciences – Computer Science, Pure & Industrial Chemistry, Physics & Industrial Physics, Geological Sciences

    j. Social Sciences – Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Mass Communication, Sociology/Anthropology.

    HOW TO APPLY FOR UNIZIK POST UTME.

    a. Registration started on Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 and will end on Sunday 24th September, 2017.

    b. – Visit portal.unizik.edu.ng
    – Click on ‘ Create Account’
    – Enter your UTME REG Number and a valid email address and click ‘Send’. A verification code will be sent to your email instantly.
    – Copy the verification code and click on ‘Continue’
    – On the form, enter your phone number, password, verification code (copied from email), select the access level and click on ‘ Submit’
    – Your login details will be sent to your email address instantly.
    – Continue with the application by logging in with the login credentials sent to your email
    – After successful login, click on ‘Step One’, click on ‘Generate Application Form RRR’
    – Print the RRR (Remita) page, proceed to any bank of your choice nationwide to make a payment of N2,000 only
    – Login to the portal, click on ‘Step Two’, click on ‘Confirm payment’, enter the RRR number and click on ‘Verify payment’. If payment confirmation is successful, or if you get a notification ‘Payment already verified’, then proceed to “Step Three”.
    – Click on ‘Step Three’, click on ‘Fill Application Form’, Fill out the application form. You can
    save each stage of the application and continue at a later time. Also, you can edit your information as often as possible within the application period.
    – Check the ‘I Agree’ box and click on “submit” button.
    – Print out the Application Form and come along with it for your screening and POST UTME examination.

    UNIZIK POST UTME SCREENING TIMETABLE & REQUIREMENTS.

    DAY 1: MONDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER, 2017
    Faculties of Arts and Physical Sciences

    DAY 2: TUESDAY, 26th September, 2017
    Faculties of Management Sciences and Biosciences

    DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, 27th September, 2017
    Faculties of Engineering and Education

    DAY 4: THURSDAY, 28th September, 2017
    Faculties of Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences

    DAY 5: FRIDAY, 29th September, 2017
    Faculties of Law and Pharmacy

    DAY 6: SATURDAY, 30th September, 2017
    Faculties of Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences

    DAY 7: MONDAY, 2nd October, 2017
    Faculties of Health Sciences and Technology

    TIME AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCREENING EXERCISE
    a. Accreditation of candidates commences at 8.00am each day. Candidates should adhere strictly to the time scheduled for screening examination.

    b. Print out the Application Form from the University Portal and come along with it for your screening and POST UTME evaluation

    c. The date and time for each candidate’s examination will be shown on the POST UTME PRINT-OUT

    RESTRICTIONS
    a. Only bona fide candidates/candidates scheduled for the day’s examination and time shall be allowed into the University / Examination Hall.

    b. Parents and guardians are, therefore, strongly advised against attempting to enter the University Campus as security will be tight.

    c. No GSM handsets, scientific calculators or any other extraneous materials shall be allowed into the examination hall

    d. Candidates who did not register online will not be allowed for the screening exercise.

    e. The University will not be liable for any payment made with wrong JAMB registration number at the Bank.

    f. The University shall also not be liable for any fraudulent payments made anywhere that is not in line with the directives of the University.

    IELTS registration in Nigeria 2017.

    Nigeria IELTS registration 2017. If you want to know how IELTS registration in Nigeria is performed, read the detailed information in this article. This system is designed to test English language skills of people for whom it is not a native language. It is used in admission into schools, colleges, and universities.

    For immigration to Canada, New Zealand or Australia or to obtain work visa you must have this special certificate. Every year the popularity of these exams grows rapidly.Read the information provided for students applying for IELTS exams. Save the file on your computer including the detailed data about the format of the exam, questions and results. Find out the date when the IELTS exam in Nigeria will take place. This is a very important detail. The number of participants taking the examination at the same time is strictly limited. You need to understand your place correctly and register early. If you decide to register a few days before the exam, you might see that your possibilities are limited. So do not wait too long. The ideal time for registration in International English Language Testing System is a few months before the exam. In this case, you are guaranteed to have a place. If you do it too late, you might not be able to take the test on line. Don’t give yourself added stress. Take your time.

    Visit the website regularly after registration and check the information regarding the time of testing just in case it may have been changed. Please note that at the time of IELTS registration you must be at least 16 years old. Register in the online system of the official site. Upload an image of your international passport. You can use the scanned copy of the page with your biographical information. The acceptable formats are PNG, GIF, JPEG. Then you need to make a payment of 68,000 Naira (TOEFL registration fee is 45,000 Naira if you want to compare these two tests).

    You can send the money through a suitable banking system. If you decide to pay offline, send a printed copy of your passport, registration application and draft from the bank. Use the courier services or deliver the documents yourself to the British Council office. That’s all! After 13 days of taking your test, you will be able to get your results. They will be available online. In addition, you will be sent a written notice via email. Please note that only a single copy of the report will be provided, so it must be saved carefully. The next exams are scheduled for 9, 16, 30 of September and 14, 28 of October. Read more: https://www.naij.com/1123981-ielts-registration-nigeria-2017.html

    How to register for GRE exams in Nigeria?

    Register GRE exams [Nigeria]

    How to Register GRE exams [Nigeria]?If your dream is to walk in the corridors of Harvard or Oxford universities or you plan to explore the top business schools of the world, then GRE exam is your “must take” exam. Take this important step towards a bright and successful future now and get registered for the GRE exams in Nigeria!

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    BREAKING: ASUU, FG reach agreement, end of strike expected

    ASUU has announced a conditional suspension of its one month, six days strike.

    from Magnus Eze, Abuja

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has just reached agreement, which may lead to the calling off of an industrial action that has grounded universities for five weeks.

    BREAKING: ASUU Announces Suspension of Strike, Directs Lecturers to Resume Tomorrow

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities has announced a conditional suspension of its strike action.

    ASUU tagged the agreement a Memorandum of Action, expressing the hope that it would be implemented.
    ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba signed for the union while Labour Minister, Chris Ngige endorsed on behalf of Government.
    Ogunyemi stated that the union would rest on its oars until the nation’s education system was transformed.

    Nigerian Agip Oil Company Tertiary Scholarship Scheme / 2017 campaign

    Nigerian Agip Oil Company Tertiary Scholarship Scheme / 2017 campaign                                                                          NIGERIAN AGIP OIL COMPANY LIMITED  Operator of the NNPC/NAOC/OHL Joint

    R. C. 2974

    2016/2017 NAOC TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME: APPLICATION/EXAMINATION
    The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2016/2017 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme, effective from 11th September to 29th September, 2017.                          Nigerian Agip Oil Company Tertiary Scholarship Scheme / 2017 campaign
    Category of Awards

    • Host Communities Merit Award – For applicants strictly from NAOC Host Communities
    • National Merit Award – For applicants from Non-Host communities


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