From Fred Ezeh, Abuja
Federal Government, yesterday, announced the opening of portal for bursary awards for students who are interested in studying or currently studying education courses in Nigerian colleges of education and universities.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejoh, in a statement, said President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the bursary awards as part of his desire to encourage the best brains to enroll in education courses.
He confirmed that relevant information regarding the bursary award has been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and the National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE).
He asked qualified education students in Nigerian colleges of education and universities to participate in the 2022 bursary awards by submitting their applications on its online portal after studying the criteria. He announced October 21, 2022 as deadline for submission.
He asked the eligible candidates to be aware that the bursary award does not attract processing fee, hence they should be aware of the activities of fraudsters who might want to further defraud the people using the opportunity of the bursary award.
He also advised eligible candidates to make only one entry, saying multiple entries would result in automatic disqualification of applicants.
“All applicants, physically challenged inclusive, must be in their first year or above. Also, a beneficiary of any other scholarship of the Federal Government is not eligible to apply nor participate.”