127 Nigerians receive UK Chevening, Commonwealth scholarships


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.

“I challenge each of you to aim for excellence in your studies, to be great ambassadors for Nigeria in the UK, and to take advantage of every opportunity during your scholarship – through growing your knowledge, enriching cultural exchange, and confident networking – and then bringing those experiences back to Nigeria and doing great things for your country while creating a positive change in this country and the world.”
Michael Oyedoyin, a Commonwealth Scholar who will study family and child psychology at the University of Chester in the UK, said he decided to get his master’s degree there so he could support his students outside of the classroom.

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”.

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