The European Union, by way of its Erasmus Plus programme, has awarded scholarships to 40 Nigerian college students to review in numerous European international locations for a masters or PhD diploma.
The awardees of this yr’s scholarship programme would attend universities in 12 totally different European international locations together with Greece, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Poland, UK, Portugal, Germany and Netherlands.
Talking on the pre-departure occasion in Abuja yesterday, the EU Head of delegation and ambassador, Ketil Karlsen, mentioned over 1,000 individuals utilized and the 40 awardees had been chosen primarily based on their tutorial achievement and aspirations.
He defined that every of the scholars could be in Europe for about one yr to take part and the journey bundle covers the journey, training and lodging.
Karlsen acknowledged that the Erasmus plus programme is a vital pillar for Europe in collaborating and interesting Nigeria.
He mentioned, “For us, investing in human capital and above all investing in Nigerian youth specifically is one of the best funding we will make to be able to assist our Nigerian companions. Above all, we have to improve the competitiveness of Nigeria and there’s no different approach to try this than creating these tutorial abilities and know the way that may be gotten from one of the best European universities.”
“This is a chance to make their households and Nigeria proud to display how succesful and dynamics Nigerian youths are, coming again to Nigeria with new expertise, higher tutorial information and naturally higher understanding of different locations and cultures, contributing to the event of Nigeria.”
Talking additional, he revealed that European Union has spent €6.6 million since 2014 in supporting Nigerian youths to review in Europe for these programmes.
“The final decade…