By Victor Okoye
The Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners UK (CIEPUK), has announced that it would grant scholarships to no fewer than 1,000 Nigerian students in the 2021/2022 academic session.
Prof. Marcel Ezenwoye, the President, CIEPUK Africa, told newsmen in Abuja, that the scholars would join their 2021/2022 academic year counterparts in the various participating universities in Nigeria and abroad.
Ezenwoye noted that the CIEPUK scholarship programme was in partnership with no fewer than 13 tertiary institutions, and more were still expected to join.
“The award of scholarship ceremony would take place in Abuja in April at the NYSC camp.
“The list of tertiary institutions involved in the scholarship programme include: Tansian University Umunya, Anambra State, Covenant Polytechnic, Owerri, Temple Gate Polytechnic, Aba, Mewar University, Abuja, and Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja.
“Others are Gregory University, Abia State, Evangel University, Paul University, Akwa Ibom, Crown International College of Nursing, Health, Technology and Management, Ogun State.
“American Heritage University of Southern California USA, Global University of Science and Technology, USA, Gedion Robert University Lusaka, Zambia, Hipdet University SMU, Cameroon, completes the list”, he said.
On the state of the educational sector in Nigeria, he noted that the government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, had so far recorded some achievements.
The don, however, noted that despite all the milestones recorded by the government, a lot more still needed to be done, citing the country’s literacy level as still low.
He noted that the scholarship programme was, therefore, a welcome idea.
Ezenwoye added that the programme was part of events lined up to mark the 2022 Investiture Awards and Conference on Educational Promotion, Investments, Funding, increasing internally generated revenues, awards ceremony scheduled for April 2022, in Abuja.
“CIEPUK, is an institute armed with the responsibility of providing education in its simplest form, with continuous offers of scholarships, workshops, training, symposium and conferences.
“The institute confers different categories of awards on well-meaning individuals, Nigerians and other personalities around the world.
“CIEPUK came up with a well thought out ceremony to honour individuals linked with education, especially during the fight against the pandemic that almost crippled economies around the world.
“Professional membership awards would also be conferred on members who have continued to raise the visibility of the great work of academic professionals and their current challenges,” he said.
He urged students to visit the CIEPUK support office or website to confirm if they were amongst the successful beneficiaries of the scholarship programme.
“CIEPUK would provide 50 percent scholarships for 1, 000 students per state to all students, who can show evidence of their last year or recent Jamb examination score.
“Scholarship programmes for the 2021/2022 session are available for UTME students, Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), Continuing Education Programme (CEP), Post-graduate Studies (PGS) as well as online undergraduates.
“Our flexible programmes are tailor-made for regular students and also include, JUPEB Programme, Part-Time/Weekend courses as well as Certificate courses.
“We also need student workers who do not want to lose their present jobs to go for full time studies, with their official admission letters.
“Upon graduation, they would be granted instant promotions at their places of work, with the assistance of CIEPUK capacity building trainings initiatives.
“For more details about the programme, interested participants can log on to our website: www.ciepuk.org.uk or visit our office at Educator House, 39A, 1st Avenue, Gwarimpa,” he said. (NAN)