The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerian students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions to participate in the 2017/2018 selection interviews for scholarship awards tenable in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Application forms are available online at www.education.gov.ng and can be completed and printed by prospective candidates for endorsement by their HOD and Registrars of their institutions.
2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
i. UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE:
All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study and above in Federal or State
Universities, they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.
ii. HIGHER NATIONAL DILPLOMA (HND):
All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study in any of the Federal or State
Polytechnics or Monotechnics, they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5
on a 4 scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.
iii. NIGERIAN CERTIFICATE IN EEDUCATION (NCE):
All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study and above in any Federal or State Colleges of Education and they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examination
iv. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP:
Applicants must be registered full-time students of Federal or State universities and must have a minimum of second class Honours (Upper Division) in their 1st Degree.
3. METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Completed application forms should be printed and submitted at the various interview centers alongside the following photocopies:
(i) Letter of admission to the institution
(ii) Current Course Registration Form
(iii) Student Identity Card
(iv) Last sessional CGPA result
(v) Letter of identification from State/Local Government of origin
(vi) Two passport-size photographs with name fully written at the back
(a) Interview Dates:
Northern States: (North East, North West & North Central): 19th - 23th March, 2018
Southern States: (South East, South West & South South): 26th - 30th March, 2018
(b) Interview venue: Federal Unity Colleges in each State Capital including FCT.
Where there is no Unity School in the State Capital, candidates should contact: The Secretary, State
Scholarship Board in that State.
4. INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
i) All qualified candidates who have completed their prescribed application forms for the Nigerian Awards scholarship should attend selection interviews as scheduled in paragraph 4 above;
ii) Application forms that are incorrect, incompletely filled or without the necessary documents will not be processed;
iii) All Application forms must be duly signed and stamped by their HOD and Registrar
Candidates must attend interviews with the following:
a. Writing materials such as pen, HB pencil and eraser.
b. Originals of certificates for screening
iv) Interview starts by 8.00a.m. Daily.
v) Candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the interview schedule.
Correspondences should be addressed to: -
Federal Scholarship Board
FME Annex, Opp. Arewa Suites
Central Business District
Kindly check www.education.gov.ng from time to time for possible changes or additional information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!
ARCHITECT SUNDAY ECHONO
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION