No less than 93 Nigerian students are set to be recipients of a fully funded scholarship programme by the European Union (EU).
The programme, which is under the European Community Action Scheme for Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS+), is open to other countries.
The 93 Nigerians number amongst about 2,542 students across the globe who got the 2020 scholarship award. Nigeria has the highest number of awardees in Africa for the 2020 programme
Speaking at the virtually pre-departure orientation programme for the awardees, Minister of Youth and Sport Development Sunday Dare urged the awardees to be good ambassadors of the country.
Dare said: “I want to commend the European Community for extending this wonderful opportunity to Nigerian young people, the hope and future of our great country. The number of Nigerian students selected for the programme this year is highly encouraging. This further strengthens our confidence in the EU’s strong commitment to expanding opportunities for Nigerians, especially the youth, the future of the country.
“As I stated earlier, you cannot afford to fail or betray this trust and honour bestowed on you by the EU and by extension the Nigerian nation. Learning desires so much commitment in order to achieve the overall goal. You must strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of your host countries to guarantee your stay and completion of the programme. As Ambassadors and representatives of Nigeria, you are expected to inspire others by showing good examples.”
The Head of EU delegation to Nigeria and West Africa, Mr. Ketil Karlsen, said the programme remains one of the most important programmes of the year to him.
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