The British High Commission in Abuja officially announced this accomplishment in a statement released on Wednesday.
During a pre-departure reception held in Abuja, British High Commissioner Richard Montgomery extended his warm congratulations to the scholarship recipients, recognizing their achievements in successfully navigating the rigorous application and interview process.
Montgomery noted the significance of their achievements, stating, “Your presence here is a testament to your hard work, determination, and resilience in the face of a highly competitive selection process. I challenge each of you to strive for excellence in your studies, become exemplary ambassadors for Nigeria in the UK, and capitalize on every opportunity during your scholarship journey. By expanding your knowledge, fostering cultural exchange, and building valuable networks, you can make a meaningful impact in Nigeria and the world at large.”
Michael Oyedoyin, a Commonwealth Scholar who will embark on his studies in Family and Child Psychology at the University of Chester, UK, shared his motivation for pursuing a master’s degree in the UK.
He explained, “With a background in Teacher Education and a passion for teaching, I recognized that family dynamics often underlie students' academic struggles and absenteeism. Hence, I chose this master's program to equip myself with the skills to support my students beyond the classroom environment.”
Another recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, Odera Akpata, expressed his journey of perseverance. He will be pursuing International Business studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He shared, “Reflecting on my past two application attempts, I am certain that great achievements await those who persistently strive forward.”