19 Nigerian Students Get Australian Govt Scholarship Award

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Australian High Commissioner Nigeria, Jonathan Richardson has disclosed 19 Nigerian candidates have been selected for scholarship award do their Masters in his country in 2015.

The envoy who disclosed this at the of the North West and North East zones of the Australian Institutions Alumni Association in Kaduna, said between 2010 and 2014, more 200 scholarhip awards had been granted Nigerian , including 86 for postgraduate studies by the Australian government. [eap_ad_2] He described the Australian scholarship awards as offering both long and short term and professional development opportunities citizens from developing countries around the world, which he said was aimed at providing enhanced , knowledge and technical skills partner governments, tertiary institutions and strategic organizations driving sustainable development.

Speaking on the award programme, Richardson who was represented by the third secretary of the commission in Nigeria Mr. Matthew Mechan further disclosed a total of 923 Nigerian were enrolled in Australian and vocational by the end of May 2014, nearly doubling the number in 2013.

“We want to encourage Nigerians interested in studying abroad to consider Australia as an option, given the strong record and high of and tertiary institutions,” he stated, , adding a new round of Australia Awards would open for applications in September, 2014. ()[eap_ad_3]