Five Nigerians with disabilities were awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic session. The UK Government revealed that this decision was predicated on the need to enable inclusivity and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
The acting head of the Briitish High Commission in Nigeria, Ms Gill Atkinson, stated the UK Government’s purview during a presentation to showcase the scholarship to disabled applicants in Abuja.
“Persons with disabilities cannot be left out because they have a lot to impact on society, which is why the inclusion. Nigerian is one of the biggest beneficiaries in the globe, which is a big credit”, Atkinson stated.
The Chevening Program Officer in Nigeria, Mrs. Layo Ladipo, stated that the inclusion of persons with disabilities is with the intent of improving Nigeria with the positive impact they will repatriate to the country. She disclosed that there have been twenty Nigerian beneficiaries with disabilities since 2014.
Mrs. Ladipo urged people to apply for the 2021-2022 session to UK institutions listed on the Chevening site and ensure they meet the deadline.
Applications for the Chevening Scholarship are open between August 3rd and November 2nd. There were 49 Nigerian awardees of the 2020-2021 Chevening Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by the UK Government with funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as partner organisations.
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