Friday, June 15, 2012

Agip Exploration 2012/2013 Postgraduate Scholarship

Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE), on behalf of the NNPC/NAE/OANDO PSC, is inviting applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2012/2013 Postgraduate Scholarship Award Scheme. The award is in two categories-Nigerian and Overseas.

  Eligibility & Qualification
To qualify for this scholarship, interested post graduate students must meet the following criteria:
 1. Possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Bachelors degree from a recognized Nigerian University.
 2. Must have secured admission into a Nigeria or Overseas University (based on the category being applied for) for a one year Masters Degree programme in any of the disciplines listed below.
 3. Must not be above 30 years of age by December 2012.

  Accepted Courses
Only students in the following areas of studies are to apply for this scholarship:
1. Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Sub Sea, Electrical, Marine, Chemical) 2. Geo-sciences 3. Petroleum Economics 4. Oil and Gas Law

  Application Instructions Applicants must submit an application stating the following in a one row Microsoft excel format, strictly in the order shown in this sample: Shortlisted candidates will be required to present original and photocopies of their credentials for screening.
Completed Applications should reach this e-mail address: on or before close of work on Friday, June 29. 2012.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2012 Goi Peace Foundation/UNESCO Essay

THEME: "Creating the Future We Want"
 Future begins with the vision we hold now. What kind of future do you wish to create for yourself and the world? Please share your dream and ideas for making it a reality.

1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 30, 2012) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)

2. Essays must be 800 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German; or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, typed or printed.

3. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) e-mail (7) nationality (8) age as of June 30, 2012 (9) gender (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count.
Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Please enclose a list of participants' names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director. * Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.

 4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or online.
* IMPORTANT: To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page at and follow the required steps.

 5. Essays must be original and unpublished.
 6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
 7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizers.

  DEADLINE: Entries must be received by June 30, 2012.

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US $1,300) ... 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US $650) ... 2 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

 * 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for November 2012. (Travel expenses will be covered by the organizers.)
 ** All prize winners will be announced in November 2012 on the Goi Peace Foundation web site ( and UNESCO web site ( Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December.