The UK Government has awarded Chevening scholarship to 53 Nigerians for the 2016/2017 Chevening cycle, the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has said.
Mr Arkwright stated this at the pre-departure orientation programme in Abuja, organised for Chevening scholars to commence their study programmes in the UK this September, according to the High Commission.
“I’m delighted to announce our first local Chevening Partner, LADOL Integrated Logistics Free Zone Enterprise, who are co-funding an award in the energy sector, starting 2017/18”, he said.
For the 2016/2017 Chevening cycle, Nigeria recorded the highest number of applications globally, with about 4000 eligible applications.
Following this, a total of 53 Chevening scholarship and fellowship awards were made available to Nigerians this year.