February 23, 2016

Federal Ministry of Education Overseas Scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Nigerian Students

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards

Courses(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Postgraduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Federal Scholarship Board
Country to Study in: Several countries

Scholarship Description
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education through the Federal Scholarship Board is offering the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Oversea Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

The BEA Awards are scholarship awards made to eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria. Nigeria equally offers reciprocal awards to citizens of the following Bilateral Education Agreement countries: China, Romania, and Cuba.

The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2016/2017 Nomination Interview for the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award tenable in Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.

Federal Ministry of Education Overseas Scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Nigerian Students

Eligibility
(A). Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Candidates must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) including English language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates (WAEC/NECO) obtained at one sitting and should not be more than Two (2) years old
  • Candidate must be between 18-22 years at the time of taking up the award.
(B). Postgraduate Scholarship
  • All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • All applicants must have completed NYSC or have Exemption certificate.
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
  • Academic transcript
Note: (For ALL Applicants):
Knowledge of the language of the country of choice is an added advantage.

Since the donor countries are non english speaking, applicants should therefore be prepared to undertake mandatory one year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the medium of instructions. And For postgraduate applicants for Russian award, the candidate must have obtained his/her first degree Russia.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria ONLY.

Participating Institutions
All accredited institutions of higher learning in the participating countries that have Bilateral Educational Agreements (BEA) with Nigeria.

The participating countries include:
  • Undergraduate (UG) studies: tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia.
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies: tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.
Fields of Study
The Fields of Study:
  1. Undergraduate level: Medicine, Paramedical, Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, etc
  2. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D): All fields
Note:
Awardees study the language of the country in their first Year and this constitutes the language of instruction throughout their study.

It is pertinent to state that performance in the language course determines the continuation of the course of study for which the award has been made.

Number of awards
Not specified, but several would be awarded

Sponsorship duration
The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4 - 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.

Scholarship benefits
The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of the following;
  • $500 monthly for supplementation
  • $250 yearly for warm clothing
  • $200 yearly for Health Insurance
  • $500 yearly for medical scholars only
  • $1000 for PG research grant yearly were applicable
  • N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars were applicable
  • N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars were applicable
Method of Application
To apply for the federal government scholarship, all qualified candidates are advised to:
  • Visit the FSB's BEA application site: http://www.education.gov.ng/fsb/bea/
  • Then, supply a valid email address and password on the "CREATE ACCOUNT" form to register. If you have registered, you can access the application form using the same email and password through the "Log In" form.
  • Fill out and save your information on each of the sections on the form one after the other. You can go back to any of the sections to edit your information and save again as much as may be necessary before submitting your application on the last section of the form.
  • Print completed Application Form and Acknowledgement Slip and bring two (2) copies to the interview venue (as found on official website).
Venue of Interview:
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues nearest to them as scheduled for their respective states of origin. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:
  1. Two authenticated photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonial of previous school attended in two envelopes.
  2. Only one Certificate will be accepted ie WAEC or NECO
  3. Two copies of Birth Certificate
  4. State of Origin Certificate duly signed, stamped and dated.
  5. Four passport sized colour photographs on white background.
  6. Academic transcripts and NYSC certificate will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies.
Original documents should be presented at the interview venues for sighting.

The Interview Venues and Dates can be found on the official website. The interview would take place from March 7th to March 10th 2016 by 9.00am daily. Applications should be submitted before the nomination interview of 7th to 10th March 2016.

Applicants are strongly advised to attend the interview at their zones of origin.

DEADLINES:
The 2016/2017 BEA scholarship application closing date is 6th March, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:
Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal scholarship Board the following:
  1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates
  2. Data page of current International passport, and
  3. Specified medical reports and police clearance certificate.
BEA processing does not attract any processing fee. Therefore, beware of fraudsters!
Double Entries will be disqualified.


Application Deadline: 6 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application(APPLY HERE)
More BEA Award Scholarship Information

Related: Federal Government Scholarships for Students in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

108 comments:

  1. pls, i cnt acess d application form. do anyone hv an information abt it?or hv anyone acessed it? pls help. tnx

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    1. yes but it has been on the board's site. follow the link provided for you in the scholarship article above

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  2. how can I forward my certificate to the secretary?

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    1. Hi @Annonymous, your certificate, in addition to two sets of your completed application forms, and other requested documents will all be submitted at the interview centers. pls check the link provided above for the nearest center to you

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    2. please Ikenna I have uploaded and printed the forms as requested,how am I am to know that I have been invited for the interview and where,I am from Anambra and I live in Jos,Plateau State

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  3. @ Ikenna Adimekwe,pls which link are u talking abt cos I also rilli need 2 knw hw am supposed 2 forward my certificate 2 the Director/secretary.

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    1. In the scholarship article above is this statement:

      For interview dates and venues see and download the Full BEA 2013/2014 Scholarship advertorial.

      The part in bold letters is the link referred to. Please see article above. Cheers

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  4. Good Day,
    On the website, the instruction stated that a Project thesis should be presented. I want to know if this applies to masters.. also i had 4 distinctions and a second class upper division. i also want to know if the 'minimum of 4 distinction' applies to the postgraduate students too.

    Regards,
    Funmi

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  5. Pls can anyone testify on the reliability and effeciency of ths scholarship?

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    1. It was a complete insult to ambitious and serious Nigerian students under the last administration.there was no iota of transparency and people were just taken for granted. I am a living witness. However, lets see how it turns out under this new govt.

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  6. i dont hv all d required papers,like d police clearance,cn i still go 4 d interview?

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    1. The Police clearance is an essential part of the requirements. I advise you get one ASAP. It isn't that tedious to get.

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  7. Goodday,pls can I no wen the result wil be due for released,or has it been released.pls update me on how to check the result.thanks

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    1. Hello, the results have not been released yet

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  8. hello so what is the actual date for the release the list

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    1. You will need to contact the Federal Scholarship Board at the address and/or links provided in the above article for information on specific dates.

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  9. When will the result of this scholarship(BEA) will be out?

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  10. hi,i jus grad. high skul can i use my 2013 WAEC result?

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  11. hy,pls can sme1 tell me weda dis scholarship will still be on by nxt year.if yes,can u give me d details?

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  12. hy,pls cn sme1 tell me weda dis scholarship is still on.if yes,can u give me details abt it?

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  13. I have started filling the form some days back, but I can't access the website anymore, what shouldIdo pls.

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    1. Hello, the website is still very much accessible, i just visited it now.

      I think its because of heavy demand during the day by students across the country trying to register/apply.

      I'd suggest you access the site in the night when demand is much likely to be low.

      All the best!

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    2. Only second class upper can apply?

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    3. Yes, for the 2014/15 academic year, ONLY second class upper can apply

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  14. I have registered but I can't log in.
    What do I do?

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  15. pls is the police clearance needed before or after the interview?

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    1. It will be "on request"...that means it can be requested for at any time, or it may even not be asked for. BUT better that you have it ready at all times, in case you are asked.

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    1. Hi, its most likely due to heavy traffic. Just log on during the night and try it out again. Cheers!

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  17. Pls, when will that of 2015/2016 start

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  18. I am going to be in germany for about 2 to 3 years with my husband. Is there colleges or something? Im not to sure about online degrees, I just want to know if anybody else has gotten an education overseas.Thanks for sharing the useful information.

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  19. Pls when will that of 2015/2016 start?

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  20. Hi when will the 2015/2016 application start?
    Would there be Accounting courses be able to benefit?
    Would there be any special benefits for those with a degree in Accounting

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  21. Please when is the date for 2015/2016? Is there provisions for pharmacists with B. Pharm for PG studies? Please reply. Thanks.

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  22. Who knows when that of 2014/15 academic session commence?

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  23. how do apply for scholarship for 2016

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  24. hello.i'd like to know if a 3rd class with a pgd result from noun is eligible and if yes is the transcript from both bsc and pgd required. thank you

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    1. Hello Kelly, the minimum qualification is a second class upper. So a 3rd class result will NOT qualify you, and I am sorry to say but that makes you ineligible. Regards

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  25. Hi,

    Please, is UK among the countries covered by this scholarship?
    Tahnks.

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    1. Unfortunately, the UK does not seem to be one of the countries included under this particular program. However, there are several scholarships in the UK you can apply to. See here: http://www.studyandscholarships.com/search/label/uk

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  26. please i had 2nd class honour lower credit, then master of science degree with distictions and want to know if am qualified to apply for Ph.D

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    1. The eligibility criteria listed above is VERY CLEAR on this particular issue. Your first degree MUST be at least a 2nd class upper credit. Regards.

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  27. Good morning, pls hw will I knw the venue of the interview, and what are the likely questions to be asked

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  28. Is UK covered with this scholarship?

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  29. What next now i've sent the application?

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  30. 1. Is state of origin certificate the same with Local Govt. Identification Letter? If no, where can I get it?
    2. Is someone born 27th Oct. 1992 eligible?

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    1. Hello, your answers:

      1). STATE of origin does sound very different from LOCAL GOVT of origin; however you may want to clarify this detail with the Federal Ministry of Education.

      2). Upper age limit for undergraduate applicants is 22 years. So if you will be 23 years in October, it means you are still 22 years at present and therefore eligible.

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  31. PLS FOR THE 2015 SET HOW DO I GET THE INTERVIEW VENUE AND DATE FOR SOUTH EAST PRECISELY FOR ANAMBRA INDIGENES

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  32. I have completed the Application but my Nysc discharge certificate would be ready in July because am still serving .
    Am I eligible ?

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    1. I'm sorry @Nkem but if you're still serving by the deadline date, you would not be qualified. However, since July is so close to the deadline date, I suggest you contact the Federal Ministry of Education to confirm this. You need to visit the official website to do this.

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  33. The interview venues are inaccessible on the official website. Please, how do we get to know before the dates?
    Thank you.

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  34. can someone that has 6 B but english not inclusive apply

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  35. from simeon ubelejit. pls can someone that has 6B but English not inclusive apply?

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  36. what can i do pls, d continue button is not working in d application form

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  37. Pls i have all the requirements but my official transcript is not ready can I still go with my online transcript for the test. Thanks

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  38. plz when is the list coming out?

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  39. When are they going to release d results?, through which means?.

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  40. Great post, and great website. Thanks for the information!
    A G L

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  41. i registered since but didnt go for the interview because the website was down..... is there any alternative???/ please jabdul3038@gmail.com

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  42. I had registered here for federal government scholarship from last 2 months but you didn't call me for an interview and sometimes your website is down. plz tell me if any alternative is possible...plz reply me.......

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  43. Pls will such scholarship still be for the 2015/16 applicant?

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  44. Pls will there be same scholarship for 2015/16 session?

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  45. Pls will there be such scholarship for the 2015/16 session?

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  46. in ukraine clinical ordinatura in obstetrics and gynecology is 2 years minimum, is that registrable with mdcn?

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    1. @Unknown all the medical specialties and sub-specialties are registrable with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. You will need to contact MDCN for further details. Best regards

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  47. Thanks Sir Ikenna but their website is not working.

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    1. @Progress, if you can read, please read the article above and know that the 2015 applications for this scholarship call ended since 8th March 2015. Thus their website CANNOT be working at this time (September 2015).
      Their next call is around February-March 2016, and their website is expected to open then. Cheers

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  48. i meant MDCN website Sir Ikenna , Progress Tomorrow wrote you before as unknown

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    1. The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) website is working very well. I just visited it now and noticed no problems at all. Visit it at https://www.mdcn.gov.ng/page/homepage

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  49. Please when will 2016/2017 application commence

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  50. Please when will 2015/2016 application commence

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    1. @Charles we are awaiting announcement from the Federal Ministry for commencement of next academic year's applications. Whenever they announce it, we will update this post. Regards!

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  51. I just filled the BEA form I don't know if it is authentic

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  52. had a c4 in English but others distinctions.want to apply for nuclear physics are my good to go

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  53. Please when will the application begin?

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  54. Please am left in d dark. Sum1 should please tel me wen d application will start

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    1. @Ezeome we are all awaiting the call from the Federal Ministry of Education. We do not know why the Ministry has not yet made the call, however, immediately the call is made, we will update this scholarship article.

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  55. Please any update on the scholarship?

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  56. Please wen will the scholarship application for 2016 begin?

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  57. Please when will the application begin for this year

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    1. @Ezeome Charles, this scholarship offer has just been announced for 2016/2017 by the Federal Scholarship Board; and we have immediately updated it. Goodluck in your applications!

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  58. Please I am having challenges with filling out the form online. When I click submit after the first stage it will tell me to choose state of origin, local government of origin, date of birth, fg occupation. I have already entered them but the site keeps throwing back to those points. What do i do?

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  59. the web page keep refering me back to input my state of origin, local government, choose date of birth, fg occupation and i have done all those things and it keep throwing me back each time i click on submit on the form page. What do I do to overcome that?

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    1. @okolie, I do not know what could be responsible for your complaint because other students have been applying successfully. Could it be that you apply during heavy traffic periods? Why not try to apply at night when the traffic should be less. If it continues to happen, I suggest you confirm from other students who have applied to assess if it's peculiar to your browsing system which may necessitate a change of browsing system or browser. Good luck!

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  60. Am having the same issues even at night

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    1. Use this site www.education.gov.ng/fsb/bea I was having the same problem until someone referred me there. I hope it works for you and best of luck

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    2. @Fortune, under METHOD OF APPLICATION, there is a paragraph thus: "Then, supply a valid email address and password on the "CREATE ACCOUNT" form to register. If you have registered, you can access the application form using the same email and password through the "Log In"

      Please, click on the CREATE ACCOUNT link to commence your application

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    3. Thanks guys. I worked just fine :)

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    4. Yeah, thank goodness it has finally worked for you too.

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  61. Make sure your documents are reduced to 20kb b4 u upload dem if not it won't be uploaded nd it will be referring u back dere wen u click submit. So please take note. Good luck tell me if it works

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  62. please help oo! Two copies of Birth certificate does it mean two copies of photocopied birth certificates or original

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    1. @Mich.O I do not believe anybody would ask you to submit the originals of your birth certificate. No! Instead, this would mean photocopies of your birth certificate. However, ensure that your originals are handy if it is needed much later for verification

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  63. Please they said bring 2 copies of the application form and acknowledgement slip. Please what is the acknowledgement slip because I didn't see any acknowledgement slip. Tnx for your reply

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    1. @Ezeome kindly ignore that statement as we've confirmed it no longer applies. It was an oversight in the initial information sent to us. We'll soon update our information too.

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    2. Hi, pls I'm from d north central and d venue I saw online is Maiduguri which is in the north east...how do I get the correct list of zones cos I don't know how authentic d Maiduguri is

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  64. Am from Edo state but lives in Lagos , can I join Abeokuta interview instead of calabar,

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  65. Am from Edo state but lives in Lagos can I join the Abeokuta interview instead of calabar , thanks

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    1. @Blessing, you can report for interview at any venue nearest (or more convenient) to you

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  66. Hi, pls how do one get to know the interview centre for his zone. I'm from d north central and base on the zone I saw online I saw Maiduguri and Maiduguri is not in the north central... Thank u

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    1. Please confirm from the Federal Ministry of education. You'll have to write them to confirm

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  67. PLease, only my international passport uploaded but the remaining i have been trying almost 3 days does not accept why because is writing me 'file with that name already exists' help

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  68. My document cannot be upload because the moment i attaced file is telliin that, file with that name already exist. help

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    1. Ahmad, I am experiencing similar challenge. Have you found a way to solve it?

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  69. Hi Everybody,
    People always get discouraged whenever a benefit is coming from the Federal Govt. This is because of the politics they usually put into it. Can anyone tell us if he has witnessed any transparency in this process please. This will serve as encouragement for many.

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