Federal Government Scholarship Award For Nigerian Students, 2020

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Federal Government Scholarship Award For Nigerian Students, 2020

The Honorable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, invites qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2021 Computer Based Test(CBT) for the federal government scholarship award. Apply now; the deadline is on 24th January.

In Nigeria today, you will agree with me that the illiteracy rate has always been high basically because of the inability of parents to financially see their children through school. Even the students that have come of age, find it very cumbersome to pay through college on their own.

In order to comb this challenge, the Federal government of Nigeria provides what is known as Federal Government Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students.

In this post, we’ll take you through every necessary detail you need to know about the Federal Government Scholarship, ranging from its eligibilities to its requirements. So, don’t just be in a rush to apply for the Scholarship without reading through.

Why the Federal Government Scholarship Board?

The Federal Scholarship Board FSB is a committee set up by the federal ministry of education under the law to regulate every scholarship program, exchange programs for Nigerian students, bilateral exchange agreement scholarship awards for Nigeria students, embassy scholarships, and other scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students.

It is the responsibility of the Federal Government Scholarship board to carry out scholarship verification exercises for Scholarships like the Federal Government Scholarship for Nigerian students to study abroad.

The Federal Scholarship Board choose scholars who are eligible to study in various countries to represent Nigeria.

They make laws governing the Award of Scholarships in Nigeria. This is achieved through the approval of the Ministry of Education in Nigeria.

Federal Government Scholarship Award 2021 Tenable in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Federal Ministry of Education is making available offers the Federal Government Scholarship for qualified Nigerian Students in Nigerian Public tertiary institutions to participate in the 2021 selection interviews for scholarship awards tenable in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Courses to be considered for the Federal Government Scholarship award

The following courses are to be considered for the federal government scholarship award:

  • Science and Technology
  • Medicine and Para-medicals
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • ICT
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • HND
  • NCE
  • Agriculture
  • Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

The following are eligible for Federal Government Scholarship Award:

  • Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second Class Honors, Upper Division.
  • All other applicants (UG, HND & NCE) must be registered Full-Time students in their second year or above in Federal or State University, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education.
  • For all Undergraduate scholarship applicants, (Physically Challenged Inclusive) must be in their second year or above and have at least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalent.

General Information on Federal Government Scholarship

  • The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from the beginning of the academic session.
  • It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time students.
  • Change of course or institution not allowed.
  • The scholarship award is to assist the scholar in the payment of (a) Institution charges and fees and (b) Personal maintenance.

Interview Dates

  • Written Scholarship interviews are held at the Federal Government Colleges in each State Capital.
  • Southern Zone: (South East, South-South, and South West)
  • Northern Zone: (North East, North Central and North West)
  • Interview Venues: Federal Government Colleges or Unity Schools in each State capital including FCT.

Interview Schedule
Zone: South East – Date: January 2021

Duration:

  • Universities – Monday/Tuesday
  • Polytechnics – Wednesday
  • Colleges of Education – Thursday
  • Collation – Friday
  • Departure – Saturday

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital
Zone: South West – Date: January 2021

Duration:

  • Universities – Monday/Tuesday
  • Polytechnics – Wednesday
  • Colleges of Education – Thursday
  • Collation – Friday
  • Departure – Saturday

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital
Zone: South-South – Date: January 2021

Duration:

  • Universities – Monday/Tuesday
  • Polytechnics – Wednesday
  • Colleges of Education – Thursday
  • Collation – Friday
  • Departure – Saturday

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital
Zone: North Central – Date: January 2021

Duration:

  • Universities – Monday/Tuesday
  • Polytechnics – Wednesday
  • Colleges of Education – Thursday
  • Collation – Friday
  • Departure – Saturday

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital
Zone: North West – Date: January 2021

Duration:

  • Universities – Monday/Tuesday
  • Polytechnics – Wednesday
  • Colleges of Education – Thursday
  • Collation – Friday
  • Departure – Saturday

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital
Zone: North East – Date: January 2021

Duration:

  • Universities – Monday/Tuesday
  • Polytechnics – Wednesday
  • Colleges of Education – Thursday
  • Collation – Friday
  • Departure – Saturday

List of Venues and Addresses

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital

North-East

  • Adamawa State – Fggc Yola, Numan Road Yola
  • Bauchi State – Fggc Bauchi, Gombe Road Bauchi
  • Borno State – Ramat Polytechnic Opposite Police Headquarters, Maiduguri
  • Gombe State – Govt Science Secondary School 1 Gombe, Adjacent Specialist Hospital.
  • Taraba State – Fggc Jalingo, Road Safely Road, Jalingo.
  • Yobe State – Government Girls College, Along Maiduguri Road, Opposite Federal Polytechnic Damaturu.

North West

  • Zamafara State – FGGC Gusau.
  • Kaduna State – Fed. Govt College Kaduna
  • Sokoto State – FGC Sokoto
  • Katsina State – Govt. College (Day Wing) Katsina
  • Kebbi State – Fed.Poly.( Twin Lecture Theatre) Birninkebbi
  • Kano State – Kano State Scholarship Board Office Hall, Kano
  • Jigawa State – Commercial Secondary School, Dutse.

South-South

  • Rivers State – Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, Ph
  • Akwa Ibom State-Federal Science & Technical College – Uyo
  • Cross Rivers State – Federal Government Girls College, Calabar
  • Delta State – Federal College Of Education Technical, Asaba
  • Bayelsa State – Bishop Dimeri Grammar School, Yenagoa
  • Edo State – Federal Government Girls College, Benin

South East

  • Enugu State – Federal Government College, Enugu
  • Imo State – Federal Government Girls College, Owerri
  • Ebonyi State – Law Faculty Auditorium, Ebony State University, Abakaliki
  • Anambra State-Federal Science And Technical College Awaka
  • Abia State – Federal Government Girls’ College Umuahia.

South West

  • Oyo State – School Of Science, Okebola, Ibadan.
  • Osun State – Ataoja School Of Science Osogbo
  • Ekiti State – Christ School, Ado-Ekiti.
  • Ogun State – Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta
  • Lagos State-Federal Science And Technical College, Akoka
  • Ondo State – Federal Government Girls College, Akure

North Central

  • Kwara State – Federal Government College, Ogidi Oloje – Ilorin
  • Niger State – Federal Government College, Chanchaga – Minna
  • Nasarawa State- Government Science Secondary School, Lafia
  • Benue State – Government Secondary School -Makurdi
  • Kogi State – Government Science Secondary School, Lokoja
  • Plateau State – Federal Government College, Zaria Road – Jos
  • FCT- Federal Government Boys College, Apo

 Application Requirements for Federal Government Scholarship

  • Submit and Print a copy
  • Attach Photocopy of the following documents to the printed copy:
    • Letter of admission
    • Current Course Registration Form
    • Last sessional CGPA RESULT
    • Current School’s identity card
    • Letter of identification from your State/Local government.
    • Two(2) passport size photographs with your name written at the back and duly signed by you.
    • Note: Printed copy should be endorsed (signed and stamped) by your HOD or Dean of Faculty of your institution.
    • Submit two sets of the printed and endorsed form at the venue of the interviews as scheduled above

Note

  • Eligible candidates are advised to make only one entry as multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • Candidates are allowed to attend interviews in centers nearest to them irrespective of the State of origin and Institution of domicile of candidates

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Application Deadline: The application is currently ongoing as applications will be closed on 24th January 2021.

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