A total of 127 Nigerians have been given Chevening and Commonwealth United Kingdom scholarships to pursue a variety of master’s and PhD programs in 2023.
A statement issued by the British High Commission in Abuja on Wednesday contained this information.
The British High Commissioner, Richard Montgomery, thanked scholarship recipients who had made it through the difficult application and interview procedure at a pre-departure ceremony held in Abuja.
Montgomery said, “Seeing you all here is a great testimony to hard work, perseverance and resilience through a highly competitive process.
Oyedoyin stated “I have always loved to teach, and my first degree is in Teacher Education. However, while teaching in schools, I observed that family issues were often the underlying cause of students’ poor academic performance and absence from school. Therefore, I chose this master’s to equip me to support my students beyond the classroom.”
Another Chevening Scholar, Odera Akpata, who will study International Business at the University of Warwick, UK, said “Reflecting on my last two applications, I am assured that great things happen to those who never give up”.