Nigerian Students Rated Tops In Universities Abroad

Beneficiaries of the Presidential Scholarship Scheme (PRESSID) studying in the United States and United Kingdom have been rated among top grades by their various universities.
Prof. Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) made this known during an interactive session with the students in London, said he was glad that the scheme has taken-off.
Okojie who also doubles as the Chairman of the Scheme, said that the performance of the students were being monitored on a regular basis” we monitor them and get reports from their supervisors.”
According go him no student has dropped out of the programme since it began, noting that such scheme is one of the administration’s best scholarship programmes.
While addressing concerns of delayed allowances and entitlements raised by the students, Okojie said that the issue was being addressed by a new project implementation strategy committee.
He tasked the student on the need to return home upon completion of their studies “you are the next generation, on completion of your courses you are expected back to the country”.
Also speaking, Kunle Gbamgbose, Deputy High Commissioner to the UK urged the students to continue to strive for excellence in their studies.
He said that most developed nations invested in their people and that was what Nigeria was emulating in building the capacity of the students .
Some of the students who spoke expressed gratitude for the opportunity to further their education and promised to return home after their studies.
Beneficiaries of the scheme in the UK are studying various courses in five universities namely the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge , Edingburg and the University College London as well as Imperial College.

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