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Over 90 Nigerians get EU scholarship

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OVER 90 Nigerians have got European Union (EU) scholarship to study in European universities under its Erasmus+ programme.

  A statement released by Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlse, yesterday, in Abuja, disclosed the development.

  According to the release, the scholarship awarded to young Nigerians was for mastesr degree programmes in various universities across Europe under its Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees programme.

  ‘This prestigious international study programme is part of the EU’s flagship educational and training programme, Erasmus+, which supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

The latest number of beneficiaries is the highest to receive the scholarship in a single year, and represents a 125 percent increase from the number that benefitted from the programme last year. Each of the over 90 students will study for and earn a master’s degree to be jointly awarded by a consortium of top grade European universities,’ the EU said.

  Commenting further on the scholarship, Karlse said the awards shows EU’s strong commitment to expanding opportunities for young Nigerians.

  It will be recalled that the number of students selected for the programme this year is recorded high.

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