The Federal Government via the National Universities  Commission has called on  qualified Nigerians to apply for the Chevening Scholarships,  an initiative of the government  of the United Kingdom.


This call comes amid the lingering  strike  by the Academic  Staff Union of Universities(ASUU)


This was contained in a letter signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary , Administration of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, and addressed to all Vice-Chancellors.



The Commission said, ‘’The National Universities Commission is in receipt  of the letter from the Ministry  of Foreign Affairs, Ref.TSW/BRI/V/T and dated 1 August 2022, with the attached  Call Letter from the British High Commission Abuja dated 3rd August ,2022, on the above subject.



‘’The  British High Commission  has announced the  call for applications for the Chevening Scholarships  to study  in the UK, which  opened  on 2nd August , 2022 and closes on 1st  November ,2022.’’


‘’The Chevening Scholarships are fully funded scholarships to individuals from any background, who demonstrate  the requisite skills and commitment necessary  to bring about positive change.



‘’Consequently, I write  to forward the  Call Letter  to Vice-Chancellors, for urgent attention and wide  circulation in your various  universities. Interested  individuals  are expected to submit  their applications via


‘’A detailed information on the eligibility criteria and scholarship specifications can be found  on :

As was the case in previous occasions, please accept  the renewed assurances  of the Executive  Secretary’s  highest  considerations.’’
































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