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Over 200 Nigerians set to depart for EU postgraduate scholarship programme

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The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Samuela Isopi, says over 200 young Nigerians are to depart for Europe for the Erasmus+ Mundus Postgraduate Scholarship.

The Ambassador made this known at a news conference on Monday at the EU’s Headquarters in Abuja, to announce the study package.

The envoy added that the students were selected, based on merit, by the 20 universities in the EU countries with no interference with the bloc.

She said the EU offered postgraduate scholarship to the over 200 young Nigerians in top European universities, under its flagship educational programme, Erasmus+.

Isopi said the programme was for two years, and it would avail the students, opportunity to study in 20 EU countries, adding that, each student would study in three countries out of the 20.

According to her, out of the three countries the students would be studying, two would be in EU countries.

“Each scholarship awardee will, on successful completion of the programme, receive a master’s degree, to be jointly awarded by a consortium of universities, in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Joint master’s programme.

“A key component of the Erasmus+, is that master’s programme are of high-level and integrated study programmes at master level, delivered by an international partnership of higher education institutions.

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“The studies will run for 12-24 months, and will see each beneficiary studying in universities in at least three different universities in as many countries during the duration of the programme.

“At least two of the countries where each student will study are EU Member States. Many of the scholarship awardees have already departed for Europe to commence their studies.

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“The figure represents a steep increase from the number of Nigerians that benefited from the initiative last year.

“It also places Nigeria second, among countries with the highest number of students selected for the prestigious programme in 2022, coming only after Pakistan,” she said.

She added that education, youths and women remained a key area of partnership between the EU and Nigeria, adding that, the bloc would increase the potential by increasing more Nigerians.

She said to celebrate the achievement, there would be a special event for the awardees where they would be intimated about the countries they would be visiting.

“The beneficiaries were selected through a rigorous, highly competitive process, and from various academic disciplines. Over 730 Nigerians have benefitted from the master programme since 2004.

“The number of Nigerians selected for the scholarship has quadrupled in the last four years, rising from 44 awardees in 2019; 93 in 2020; 133 in 2021 to the record number of over 200 awardees in 2022.

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“From ninth position in 2020 and sixth in 2021, the country now has the second highest number of beneficiaries globally, leaving behind countries like Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Mexico in the top bracket of countries with most awardees.

“The Erasmus+ programme is an example of the great cooperation we have with Nigeria, and reflects the EU’s commitment to widening the space and increasing opportunities for young Nigerians to actualise their dreams and play their role in contributing to the development of their country,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the flagship programme represents one of the Europe’s most tangible achievements: uniting people and creating a European sense of belonging and solidarity through life-changing learning experiences.

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With the launch of a new Erasmus+ programme for the period 2021-2027, there is a further increase in the opportunities provided for mobility and cooperation with partner countries beyond Europe.

Findings showed that the new Erasmus+ programme has an estimated budget of 26.2 billion euros, and this is nearly double the funding, compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020).

70 per cent of the budget will support mobility opportunities for students and staff of higher education institutions. (NAN)

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Prof Ezeokonkwo emerges acting VC of UNN

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 •New UNN VC, Prof Romanus Ezeokonkwo
Prof Romanus Ezeokonkwo, the incumbent Deputy Vice-chancellor, Administration at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has been elected as the Acting Vice-chancellor of the university.

Chief Okwun Omeaku, the Public Relations Officer of the university made the disclosure in a statement issued at the end of the 422nd session of the Senate in Nsukka on Friday.

He said that Ezeokonkwo won by 200 votes in the election conducted by the senate at its session on Friday.

According to him, Ezeokonkwo defeated Prof Johnson Urama, Deputy Vice-chancellor Academic UNN and Prof Daniel Nwachukwu, the Deputy Vice-chancellor, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC).

“Ezeokonkwo scored 200 votes to defeat Urama and Nwachukwu who scored 180 and 25 votes respectiviely,” he said.

The PRO noted that the position of the vice chancellor became vacant following the end of the tenure of Prof Charles Igwe, whose five year-tenure would end on June 10.

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Maduka University Enugu announces school fees structure For 2024/2025 session

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Maduka University Enugu has announced the registration for admission for the 2024/2025 academic session.

The university has also released its fee structure for the new academic year, which offers a range of programmes across various schools.

The announcement follows the recent release of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Our cut-off mark is the minimum approved by JAMB for 2024/2025 academic session.

Prospective students can apply for admission into Maduka University’s undergraduate programs in the Schools of Business and Social Sciences, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Law.

The university’s fee structure is designed to be at quality and affordability in mind.

The fee structure for various programmes is as follows:

School of Computing:

Computer Science: N690,000.00
Cyber Security: N690,000.00
Software Engineering: N690,000.00

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School of Business and Social Sciences:
Accounting: N650,000.00
Economics: N650,000.00
Mass Communication: N650,000.00
International Relations: N650,000.00
Transport Management: N650,000.00

School of Engineering:

Civil Engineering: N690,000.00
Mechanical Engineering: N690,000.00
Mechatronics Engineering: N690,000.00
Computer Engineering: N690,000.00
Electrical & Electronics Engineering: N690,000.00

School of Health Sciences:
Medicine & Surgery: N3,100,000.00
Public Health: N690,000.00
Anatomy: N690,000.00
Physiology: N690,000.00
Radiography: N690,000.00
Biochemistry: N690,000.00
Nursing: N1,100,000.00
Medical Laboratory Science: N690,000.00
Physiotherapy: N690,000.00

School of Pharmacy:
Pharmacy N1,100,000.00

School of Law:
Law N1,100,000

IJMBE & JUPEB: N650,000

These fees cover a full academic session, including a standard N80,000 hostel accommodation and N20,000 for health care.

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For students who did not take the JAMB Examination, Maduka University offers admission opportunities through the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE).

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Application form: N5,000.00
Acceptance fee: N50,000.00 (non-refundable)
Feeding: Pay as you eat
IJMBE & JUPEB students pay once, while others may pay in two instalments of 60/40%
NO OTHER CHARGES / FEES

Prospective students are encouraged to contact Maduka University for more information when necessary.

Phone:
Rose – 08055091802 or Henry- 09157893107

Admission Forms: admissions.madukauniversity.edu.ng

Email:
admission@madukauniversity.edu.ng

 

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Enugu to host groundbreaking NgEducators International Model UN Conference

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Enugu State is poised to host the inaugural NgEducators International Model United Nations Conference, a significant event being organized by the Enugu State Ministry of Education under the visionary leadership of His Excellency Dr. Peter Mbah.

This landmark conference will function as a creative simulation of the United Nations General Assembly, as Nigerian students representative drawn from all over the country will be featured as international diplomatic delegates.

Under the theme “Development of Education in Developing Countries,” the event will not only be a watershed moment for Educational discourse and innovation but aims to draft resolutions for the future of education in Nigeria through simulated plenary sessions, networking, and collaborative workshops.

The weeklong itinerary begins with a Welcome Reception on June 3rd at the Old Government Lodge, Enugu, followed by the grand inauguration at Okpara Square and the launch of Enugu Smart Green Schools in Owo. Intense Model UN Plenary Sessions and a meeting of Nigerian State Commissioners of Education will occur at the Old Government Lodge.

The conference concludes with an awards ceremony on June 7th and a reflective valedictory session on June 8th.

Notable speakers include Vice President H.E. Kasim Shettima, Governor Dr. Peter Mbah, Minister of Education Prof. Tahir Mamman, UBEC Executive Secretary Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, Ambassador (Dr.) Tivlumun Innocent Ahure, and Prof. Ndubueze Mbah. They will inspire delegates and underline the event’s essence.

The Enugu State Commissioner for Education Prof. Ndubueze Mbah highlights the alignment of this conference with Governor Mbah’s ambitious plan to transform education in Enugu State.

According to him, Central to this vision is constructing 260 ‘Smart Green Schools’ equipped with internet, computers, interactive whiteboards, 3-D printing, augmented reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence, aiming to cultivate a future-ready workforce.

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This conference, part of the UN’s ‘Our Common Agenda,’ seeks to raise resolutions that accelerate progress towards SDG 4 in developing countries. By bringing together global, national, and local education stakeholders, it promises impactful discussions to reshape education. Enugu State stands on the cusp of an educational renaissance and hosting this event, demonstrates her commitment to initiating and fostering a culture of educational innovation and excellence, preparing students to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

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