The Federal Ministry of Education has commenced the 2022/2023 nomination interview for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu declared open the nomination exercise/ interview on Monday, November 28,2021 in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that while application for masters degree for next session has been closed, that of PhD was still open and interested candidates can apply.
Mallam Adamu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono stated that since the scholarship’s inception in 1959, more than 30,000 individuals have benefited from the awards and majority of the awardees from Nigeria have returned to make significant contributions to the development of the nation.
Speaking further, the Minister hinted that the successful nominees will be competing with other candidates from across the Commonwealth, and as such, Nigeria’s success rate will be a barometer for measuring the diligence and thoroughness that was put in by the experts assembled for the nomination exercise.
He stressed that the candidates’ applications and submissions would be graded based on their academic merit, quality of research proposal and its positive impact on the society.
Director, Federal Scholarship Board (FSB), Mrs Asta Ndajiwo stressed that the CSFP was highly competitive and therefore enjoined the candidates to put in their best, she said:
“It is important to inform you that the award is highly competitive with a very limited number compared to the large number of applications received yearly and this year, almost 2000 applied through the Electronic Application System (EAS). The CSFP is highly prestigious as the award covers the Awardee and the spouse.
“The FSB is noted for presentation of scholars of excellence, which earns Nigeria more slots in the years past and the FSB intends to keep it up”, she explained.
The 3-day exercise will run from November 28 to December 1, 2021.