NDDC resumes foreign scholarship scheme




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By Desmond Ejibas

 

Harcourt   –    Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has concluded plans to resume its Post-Graduate Foreign scholarship to qualified indigent youths in Niger Delta.

Mr Ibitoye Abosede, NDDC’s Director of Corporate Communications, announced this in a in Harcourt on Wednesday.

He stated that Governing Board and Management of company had met and approved commencement of the 2018 process worth about 30,000 U.S. dollars per annum.

He noted that was cancelled earlier to allow the commission to carry out comprehensive restructuring of the .

He stated that “NDDC regrets the cancellation of the inconclusive 2017 process and the inconveniences suffered by who applied for the scholarship.

“To this end, all outstanding tuition for recipients of the scholarship have been cleared. This is to provide a fresh start and a seamless process.

“However, any who has proof of non-receipt of payment should feel free to contact the commission immediately.”

Abosede explained that the covered disciplines in engineering, medical sciences, computer science technology, geosciences, environmental sciences, agriculture, , and gas and project management.

He added that advertisement for the scholarship would be published in national media and the commission’s website.

Established in 2010, the scholarship is designed to produce top level professionals with technical manpower, capacity and expertise to compete in and gas industry and in other sectors.

So far, 1,409 have benefitted the , including Charles Igwe, whose unique redesign of the Turcot Interchange road saved the Montreal Area Municipality (Canada) billion dollars.

Igwe is a Ph.D of Engineering at Concordia University in Canada.

Similarly, Mr Ubong Peters won a global three-minute thesis competition.

The NDDC spokesman, therefore, urged interested and qualified candidates to advantage of the opportunity to apply for the foreign scholarship.