The Chevening scholarships are a program of the British government, and the Federal Government has encouraged talented Nigerians to apply via the National Universities Commission.
The appeal was made in the midst of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike.
This was stated in a letter to all vice chancellors that was signed by Chris Maiyaki, the Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration of the NUC.
The British High Commission in Abuja’s call letter, dated August 3, 2022, was attached to the letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was received by the National Universities Commission, according to a statement from the commission.
“The British High Commission has announced the opening of the Chevening Scholarship application period, which will run from August 2 through November 1, 2022.
“The Chevening Scholarships are fully financed awards given to people from all backgrounds who have the essential abilities and dedication to effect good change.
“As a result, I’m sending the Call Letter to Vice-Chancellors for their immediate review and widespread distribution at your respective institutions. Application materials should be submitted online at www.chevening.org/apply by interested parties.
“The qualifying requirements and scholarship requirements are described in full at www.chevening.org/scholarships.
Please accept the updated guarantees of the Executive Secretary’s highest considerations, as was the case on prior occasions.