Hon. Dakuku Peterside Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for Rivers State Students

Hon. Dakuku Peterside Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Economic Zone Development Foundation
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
This is to inform the general public (and especially indigenes of Andoni and Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Areas, Rivers State) that applications for the 2014/2015 Hon. Dakuku Peterside Overseas Post-Graduate Scholarship is ongoing.

By this announcement, the Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Economic Zone Development Foundation is inviting all qualified to participate in the Hon. Dakuku Peterside Overseas Post-Graduate (12-month Masters Degree) Scholarship Programme for 2014/2015 academic session.

Applications for this scholarship award are therefore hereby invited from duly qualified candidates who meet the requirements as clearly stated below.

Requirements for this scholarship include the following:
  • Candidate must be an indigene of Andoni or Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State
  • Not above 35 years of age
  • Graduate of a recognized University with not Less than Second-Class Lower Division at the under-graduate Level in the courses Listed above
  • Year of graduation not earlier than 2004 academic session
  • Must have gained admission to study any of the courses in the institutions listed above for the 2014/2015 academic session
Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria who are indigene of Andoni or Opobo/Nkoro LGA of Rivers State

Participating Institutions AND Fields of study
Every year the Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Economic Zone Development Foundation sends Andoni and Opobo/Nkoro graduates to the United Kingdom to pursue masters degree programme in their chosen fields.

The list of participating institutions and courses, for the current academic session, are as listed below:
  1. University of Aberdeen, United kingdom
    • Energy and Environmental Law
    • Oil and Gas Engineering

  2. Kingston University, London
    • Architecture (Design)
    • Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Environmental Law and Sustainability

  3. University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Economics/Public Policy
    • Translational and Cardiovascular Medicine

  4. University of London
    • Education and Technology

  5. University of Bedfordshire
    • Applied Computing and Information Technology
    • Information Management and Security

  6. Anglia Ruskin University
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
    • Information and Communication Technology

  7. University of Kent, United Kingdom
    • Reproductive Medicine
Number of awards
Every year, ten (10) graduates are supported to the United Kingdom

Sponsorship duration
One full year - 12 months

Scholarship benefits
Inquire from the scholarship provisers / sponsors (address below)

Method of Application
Application forms can be physically collected and submitted at the designated points listed below:
S/N Designated Point Contact Person Phone Number
1 Office of the Chairman,
Andoni Local Government Council, Ngo Town, Rivers State
Callistus w.Oke 08139210901
2 Office of the Secretary,
Opodo-Nkoro Local Government Council, Opobo Town, Rivers State
Sunny J. Pepple 08033096204
3 Room 342, Old Pan African Bank Building, 3 Azikiwe Road, Port Harcourt Chief Gad Harry Ekpirikpo 08033401416
4 Faculty of Technical and Science Education, Annex 1, RSUT, Port Harcourt Dr. (Mrs) Boma I. Dambo 08033415678
5 Foisi Global Investment Ltd., 2nd Floor, 55 Old Aba Road (Behind Shandee’s Fast Food), Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt Emmanuel Sampson 08032389555

Candidates should attach photocopies of the following documents:
  • Local Government Identification Certificate
  • Letter of Identification from Applicant’s Traditional Ruler
  • Birth Certificate/Age declaration
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Degree Certificate
  • 2014/2015 Post Graduate Admission Letter
All applications for the 2014/2015 Hon. Dakuku Peterside Overseas must be submitted not later than 9th May, 2014

Important Information on Application Timeline
  • Collection of application forms: Monday, 18th November, 2013 – Friday 17th January, 2014
  • Return of completed Application form: Monday, 24th February, 2014 – Friday 9th May, 2014
Candidates are required to register their names and sign in the notebook provided at the submission centres (for manual submission of forms only)

Candidates are advised to ensure that active contact phone number(s) and/or email addresses are stated in the application form.

Application Deadline: 9 May 2014
Open to International Applicants: No(ONLY Rivers indigenes)

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