Alexandre Gomes, the deputy head of the European delegation, stated that the EU had invested over 12 trillion Naira (26 billion euros) in the EU Erasmus+ scholarship programme for Master’s degree applicants.
This disclosure was made during the EU Erasmus+ Pre-Departure Orientation Scholarship programme for aspirants. He detailed that the programme had been in existence for 34 years with over 500 Nigerian beneficiaries.
Also speaking at the event was Esme Stuart, the focal person for the Erasmus+ programme, who stated that the participation of 133 Nigerians in the programme was a huge achievement for the year 2021.
According to Stuart, Nigeria was the top source of Erasmus students in 2021 among African countries. She further said “Also, Nigeria is among the top six countries across the world, together with Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mexico and Pakistan where most of the Erasmus students are coming from.”
90 Nigerian students were awarded the Erasmus+ scholarship in 2020. The program offers a platform to support education, training, youth and sports through grants.
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