Saturday, May 26, 2012

FG to send 100 first class graduates to top world varsities

President Jonathan announced that his administration will offer post graduate scholarship to First Class graduates with a mandate to send 100 of them to top 25 universities in the world and prepare them for the role of transforming Nigeria in future.

"The best brains are to be selected in the areas of sciences, engineering, economics and expose them to the best facilities available in the world.
The president said that "the Federal Government was starting with 100 because, adequate arrangement for funding was not made in the 2012 budget. The number would increase when, we make budgetary allocation for it in 2013."

"The idea is that for you to benefit, you must have a first class. It is based purely on merit, no quota."

India, Mexico, Brazil and China used this initiative about 19 years ago and today, they are the emerging Market of the world economy.

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