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Are you eloquent with words or have a nack for writing essays?. Do you think you have a solution to the ever deteriorating standard of education in Nigeria and you can articulate your thoughts in writing? Then you have to take part in this scholarship competition by Alhaji Abubakar Atiku (Former Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria) is offering one scholarship to Nigerian Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
The Scholarship award is open to all Nigerian Students in the various Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
To take part in this scholarship offer, you need to write and submit an essay on More Learning to More People: How can Nigeria be more innovative in bridging its literacy and skills gap? to
The entries has to be at least between 2000 words and 5000 words and must be submitted on or before the 31st August 2013 in Microsoft word .doc format
  • Nigerian
  • Be admitted a a government approved tertiary institution in Nigeria or outside Nigeria
  • The essay must be written in English and must be between 2000 words and 5000 words
  • The entry must be submitted on or before 31st August 2013 via email to
  • The Essay should be written in Font size 12 and should either be doubled spaced or 1.5 spaced
The First page of the essay should contain
  • The Name and The Date of Birth of the entrant
  • Contact details of the entrant (email and phone number)
  • Entrant's Institution details which includes the name of the Institution
    The address of the institution
    Course of Study
    Year of Entry
    Student Number (Registration number or Matriculation number

The essay would be judged on Grammar, Clarity, Coherence and Focus on a solution
Successful candidates might be required to orally defend their entries.
Only one scholarship will be awarded. There will however be consolation prizes for up to two other entrants.

More information can be found be found HERE

Why am blogging about this? I believe that conflicts/problems can only be solved by parties that are interested in resolving their differences or are willing to find a solution to the issues. Two good heads are better than one, and Three or more good heads is even better. Education is crucial to the development of any country, countries that have risen from the ashes to glory like China have done so only because they realized the role that education plays in economic prosperity. Even countries like Saudi Arabia spends millions of dollars on scholarships to enable their citizens acquire a topnotch education outside the shores of their country.

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