Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Streets to School" Project

With a 2017 Q2 projected population of over 188 million people, Nigeria remains the most populous country in Africa. However, over the last decade, the country’s exponential growth in population has put immense pressure on its resources and on already overstretched public services and thanks to decades of corruption - a very unfortunate situation whose effect is borne by over 10 million innocent children of primary school age, most of whom take to the streets for self-survival.

According to the US Department of state, only LESS than one-third of Nigerian primary school students will proceed to secondary schools and the top two factors influencing primary school drop-out in Nigeria are Monetary cost (32%) and Insufficient interest (26%). Eradicating these two remain the objectives of the 'Streets to school' project launched by (founded in 2009) which has up till now focused on providing entrepreneurial / scholarship support,guidance and information services across all levels of the society.

US Department of State - Nigeria education fact sheet

I hope that through your humanitarian support, we can make the 'Streets to School' project a reality, giving these kids (of primary school ages 5 - 11) a strong ray of hope for a bright future.

Bringing our Cents together, we can make this a dream come alive!
In the word of Nelson Mandela, "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2017 NCS-Jim Ovia Scholarship

The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is the umbrella organization of all Information Technology Professionals, Interest Groups and Stakeholders in Nigeria. Formed in 1978 as Computer Association of Nigeria (COAN); and Transformed into NCS in 2002 as a result of harmonization with other stakeholder and interest groups. NCS is the national platform for the advancement of Information Technology Science and Practice in Nigeria
In line with the Strategic Objectives of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for:

NCS-JIM OVIA Scholarship Awards 2017

The Core Objectives

  • Empowering the youths towards positioning themselves at the forefront of world-class Information technology development
  • Promotion of education and training of Computer and information Scientist, Computer Engineers, Information Architects, Information Technology, and Systems Professionals
  • Actively encourage research in the advancement of Computer & Information Science, Information Technology & Systems, and practice; and disseminate results Of scientific work carried out in industry, oil and gas, military and education sectors
Call for Entry
Application for the NCS-Jim Ovia Scholarship Award 2017 is open to all suitably qualified candidates in the following categories:
  • Undergraduate (B.Sc; HND; NCE)
  • Postgraduate (M.Sc)
  • Doctoral (PhD)
  • Members of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) and students of ICT and related courses at the undergraduate, post graduate levels as well as Research Fellows,
Application Closing Date
31st December, 2017

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Bode Amao Foundation (BAF) Scholarship Award

Bode Amao Foundation (BAF) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, funded by Chief Bode Amao OON, and dedicated to the service of humanity and glory to God. BAF has so far supported 143 students in twenty two (22) Universities from year of award to graduation in all geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
Applications are invited from qualified bonafide and registered Nigerian students from the catchment institutions for consideration for the award of scholarships to pursue first degree courses under:

Title: Chief Bode Amao Scholarship Award

Coverage Institutions
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Lagos State University , Ojo, Lagos
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
  • Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto
  • University of Jos, Jos
Scholarship Prize
The award is N70,000 per beneficiary per academic session and is active throughout the course of study

The eligibility of candidates will largely depend on the following criteria:
  • Attainment of high academic excellence with CGPA (equivalent of second class upper division)as the determinant factor
  • Undergraduate candidates should be at least at the 200 level of their course of study at the time of completing the forms
  • The Registrar of their respective Universities must certify the candidates are truly indigent.
Application Closing Date
17th January, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should obtain an Application Form free of charge from the Registrar’s office of their respective institutions or dowload form the link below:
Click Here to Download Application Form (PDF)

Completed forms should be printed out and supported with attestation from the Registrar of their institutions, that they have registered for the current academic year. The attested forms should be sent and addressed to:
Bode Amao Foundation (BAF),
P.O. Box 7088,
Secretariat Post Office,
Oyo State.

  • Candidates are advised to make one entry only, and fill the forms correctly. Any false information will attract automatic disqualification.
  • Registrars of Universities where students are currently enjoying scholarship award by BAF are required to forward copies of results of the affected students for the last academic session to BAF Secretariat by post to the address above or scanned and send to the addresses below:

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