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2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by GLeesMODEL(m): 8:24am On Nov 29, 2017
As the 2018 Scholar Selection Process of the newly reinstated Rhodes Scholarships for West Africa reaches advanced stages, the dream of post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, will soon become reality for one remarkably brilliant student from Nigeria, Ghana or any other country in the sub-region.  The selected candidate will join other scholars from around the world to commence studies at the prestigious university in the October 2018 academic session.

Rhodes National Secretary for West Africa, Ike Chioke, reaffirmed this while providing update to the media on the progress of the scheme. According to him: “Following the formal re-launch of the West Africa Scholarships in May this year, and the call for applications which opened on 1st June, the scholarship application portal officially closed on September 30, 2017 while the timeline for submission of references elapsed on October 15, 2017.”

“A total of 2,948 applications were received from intending scholars across West Africa. However, only 505 completed the Scholarship information requirements. Of this number, a total of 244 candidates who graduated with a First Class degree or its equivalent made it to the next round, and we subsequently scaled down to 65 candidates based on other selection criteria including moral force of character, commitment to service and instinct to lead. Further screening and in-person interviews were conducted between November 17 and 19 in Lagos and Accra while the final round of interviews for a shortlist of 15 persons is scheduled for December 1 and 2.  This is where the 2018 ‘Scholar-Elect’ for West Africa will be decided.”

Chioke also revealed that the scholarship would cover all university and college fees, a personal stipend for room and board, health insurance and travel, as well as the costs of the Rhodes Leadership Development Programme at Rhodes House. “Depending on the course of study, the total value of the scholarship could range from £50,000 to £60,000 per annum, with the average tenure for a Rhodes Scholar being 3 years. Over time, up to three scholars in residence will be supported under each scholarship at a total of approximately £170,000 each year per Scholarship”, he noted.

The Rhodes Trust – the preeminent international scholarship programme established at Oxford University in 1903 – selects creative young leaders with a commitment to serving others. In the century since the establishment of the Rhodes Scholarships, the Trust has convened a community of extraordinary people who share a history of enriching their communities, pioneering in their chosen fields, and applying the knowledge and experience acquired as Scholars to the betterment of society. 

The new West Africa scholarships are part of a wider geographic expansion of the Rhodes Scholarships. The total number of Scholarships awarded each year will increase from 83 to 95, including new Scholarships in China, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Palestine, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and West Africa. This increases the number of Rhodes Scholars studying at the University of Oxford at any one time to approximately 250. The expansion into these regions marks a historic moment for the Rhodes Trust, and further strengthens the international Rhodes community.  

http://www.alexreports.info/2017/11/empowerment-nigerian-ghanaian-edge.html?m=0

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Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by jerrybakermillz(m): 9:07am On Nov 29, 2017
Kkk...good one for the lucky ones



Life is not about FTC
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by phollybee(m): 9:07am On Nov 29, 2017
Sincerely sorry �... But this is what bothering my mind at the moment . Help!
Please i need a teaching Job, I can teach Government, Civic, Economics, social studies or any Art subjects fluently , I live in Akure, I dnt mind relocating,. Help A Brother. I'm tired of Borrowing b4 Feeding . GOD BLESS YOU as u will help me, 08062965723

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Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by sagerasaq: 9:08am On Nov 29, 2017
Hmmm!!!! Did I make it?
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by Bigajeff(m): 9:08am On Nov 29, 2017
Scholarship! Scholarship! Scholarship! How many times did I called you? you already knows your winners. grin
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by kay29000(m): 9:08am On Nov 29, 2017
Hmm
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by chloride6: 9:10am On Nov 29, 2017
Good luck to the candidates who have made it this far...

See all this pounds sha..... Give me make I start my own business na grin grin grin
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by maj59(m): 9:11am On Nov 29, 2017
we don here
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by sirusX(m): 9:14am On Nov 29, 2017
Just for 15 persons ....no be small battle of wits
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by sirusX(m): 9:14am On Nov 29, 2017
wishing the scholars all the best...conquer grounds and break boundaries

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Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by donqx: 9:37am On Nov 29, 2017
oh
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by gmoni2(m): 11:36am On Nov 29, 2017
Rhodes scholarship came from the profit that Cecil Rhodes made from Gold in former Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, it is our money..

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Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by pabostt: 12:18pm On Nov 29, 2017
Congratulations Scholars-elect
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by NonsoPlatinum: 1:34pm On Nov 29, 2017
There's a lot of igbo culture being promoted in the Igbo-British community. Have a look at their channel, they are trying to keep the language alive..




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTyt1IqD6hk

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Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by lereinter(m): 6:25am On Dec 06, 2017
gmoni2:
Rhodes scholarship came from the profit that Cecil Rhodes made from Gold in former Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, it is our money..

and he is giving back to africans

compare this to recently african billionaires who even stole the money and stash it tax havens in diff island countries
Re: 2018 Rhodes Scholarship: Nigerians, Ghanaians Edge Closer by ArcToyin(m): 4:33pm On Jan 03, 2018
phollybee:
Sincerely sorry �... But this is what bothering my mind at the moment . Help!
Please i need a teaching Job, I can teach Government, Civic, Economics, social studies or any Art subjects fluently , I live in Akure, I dnt mind relocating,. Help A Brother. I'm tired of Borrowing b4 Feeding . GOD BLESS YOU as u will help me, 08062965723
Apply yourself na.

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