NDDC Offers Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship To 200 Niger Deltans

After an intense and rigorous selection process largely driven by technology, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has awarded scholarships to 200 successful candidates from the region to pursue Master’s Degrees overseas.

The NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship programme which started in 2010 is designed to produce top level professionals with technical knowledge, capacity and expertise to compete in the oil and gas industry, as well as other sectors.

For this year, over 20,000 applications were received out of which 5,000 were selected for a Computer Based Test conducted last month. The number was further trimmed down to 1,500 who were orally interviewed by panels of academia.

According to the Director, Education, Health and Social Services at the NDDC, George Uzonwanne, the selection process was done transparently.

So far, the NDDC has sponsored 2,708 scholars at both Masters and Ph.D. levels since the inception of the programme in 2010. And for the 2023/2024 edition, the Commission is promising a Ph.D scholarship for any of these 200 recipients who get Distinction.

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