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Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by esperantisto(m): 10:12pm On Jan 07, 2019
Disclaimer
This is based on the information I have. Some of the things here may no longer apply if the people at FSB make changes to the modalities of the interview process.

tl;dr
• Print this accreditation form (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1it7E2ekQryqTsOuhDlwRfW6lCNPXBvyW/view?usp=drivesdk), fill it, then photocopy it
• Make four copies of all your documents and go along with two brown envelopes for two sets of the documents.

In case you didn't know, tl;dr means too long didn't read.

How to get to FSB Office for Accreditation
This is not a concern for many people but if you don't want to hire a taxi (drop), getting directions will be easier if you tell the people you are asking you are going to Arewa Suites – people are more familiar with it and it's directly opposite FSB office. The chatbot at www.lara.ng may be able to help you with directions.

Accreditation
For the first day of the interview, the accreditation was done at the hotel because of the opening ceremony. For the second and third days, the accreditation will be done at the FSB office opposite Arewa Suites, after which applicants are to move down to Rosebud Hotel for the interview.

During the accreditation, they will check if your documents are complete. You will be given a form to fill, attach your passport photographs, then photocopy. The forms are unlikely to be in abundant supply, so, you may have to photocopy a blank one, fill it, then photocopy again. To avoid the queue at the photocopy centres, you can download a copy of the form from here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1it7E2ekQryqTsOuhDlwRfW6lCNPXBvyW/view?usp=drivesdk). Print it, fill it, attach your passport photographs then photocopy before going to the venue. This will save you a lot of time.

Note that two passport photographs are to be attached to the form side by side on the space provided. This may seem counterintuitive but that's what the people at FSB want.

There are seven panels for the accreditation and interviews based on disciplines. These are:
1. Agriculture and Veterinary Studies
2. Education and Humanities
3. Engineering PhD
4. Engineering Master's
5. Sciences (Pure and Applied) and Environmental Sciences/Studies
6. Health Sciences and Paramedicals
7. Social Sciences

I'm not sure whether choosing a panel is based on your previous qualifications or your proposed course of study.

We were asked to arrange our documents in the following order:
Order of Documents
1. Academic Certificates
2. Professional Certificate
3. Reference Reports
4. Contributions to Journals
5. Sample of work, prizes and achievements
6. Evidence of Admission
7. NYSC/Evidence of Working Experience

Please note that you are to bring four sets of photocopies of all your documents and not two as stated in the adverts FSB released. This wasted so many people's time today. You are to put just two sets in brown envelopes. Write your name, EAS Number, geopolitical zone, course of study, proposed university, phone number and email address on the brown envelopes.

How to Get to Rosebud Hotel from FSB Office
Since there will be many applicants at FSB office, you can team up with other applicants to hire a taxi to take you to the hotel, then share the cost. You can also walk down to Mashalashi junction – which is very close to FSB office – and take a cab or bus to Federal Secretariat. Then walk down to the hotel, it's very close.

The Interview
These are my tips for the interview:
• Make sure your documents are complete (four copies of each document)
• Go with evidence of community development if you have any
• Revise your current affairs
• Expect a simple question from your discipline
• Prepare to explain the impact of your proposed study on the country

Final Note
Please don't ask me for the questions I was asked. I believe it's unethical for me to tell you that. I will be glad to help with other things within my capacity.

Best of luck.

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Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by ayenika1: 10:19pm On Jan 07, 2019
Thanks for giving back. Appreciate.

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Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Nobody: 1:08am On Jan 08, 2019
Thanks
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by playfulvivo: 6:09am On Jan 08, 2019
Thanks a lot @esperantisto. Please was the EAS no issued during accreditation/what is it.
Thanks again
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by jamaldeenn: 7:03pm On Jan 10, 2019
Any updates on nominations?
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Chynenyemma: 9:44am On Jan 29, 2019
Hello guys, Please any update on nominees?
Has anyone received an email regarding the outcome of the interview?
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by brotimi(m): 9:18pm On Jan 29, 2019
Chynenyemma:
Hello guys, Please any update on nominees?
Has anyone received an email regarding the outcome of the interview?
I don't know why this platform is so cold like this does it mean applicants are no longer interested in the outcome of nominations from FSB
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by ExpertNLer: 11:14am On Feb 19, 2019
you cannot know the outcomes until June, the nominations have been sent to commonwealth, it is commonwealth that will contact you if successful
brotimi:
I don't know why this platform is so cold like this does it mean applicants are no longer interested in the outcome of nominations from FSB
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Ppretty: 11:06am On Feb 27, 2019
I doubt the nominations have been finalised yet. If it has, we would have received mail, weather congratulatory on being nominated or regretful for not being nominated. I don't know why it is taking so long, it's almost two months since the nomination interview. undecided[color=#770077][/color]
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by ExpertNLer: 2:59pm On Feb 27, 2019
you seem new to the process, you wont know until June or July
Ppretty:
I doubt the nominations have been finalised yet. If it has, we would have received mail, weather congratulatory on being nominated or regretful for not being nominated. I don't know why it is taking so long, it's almost two months since the nomination interview. undecided[color=#770077][/color]
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Nobody: 7:52am On Mar 11, 2019

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Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Ppretty: 11:19am On Apr 08, 2019
Please who has any idea of what is happening or when we are re to know if we are nominated or not? Last year my friend got feedback in April just a month after attending the interview. I just want to know now if I was nominated or not. I doubt I can keep up this emotional investment till June July when the final results will be announced. Those that won't reach that stage deserves to know their fate in time so as to make other plans.
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Ppretty: 3:38pm On Apr 10, 2019
[color=#000000][/color]I just received an email from the Commonwealth scholarship comission that I wasn't nominated. I'm sad yes, but I know better things await

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Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Samadhii(m): 8:10am On Oct 06, 2019
Hi, I want to apply for Common Wealth Scholarship. Please can someone give me list of universities I can apply to with less stress in the admission process, less cases of racism and less cost and also in areas I can get part-time jobs. I read biochemistry.
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by pritidame: 2:20pm On Oct 19, 2019
Hello all, hello @esperantisto , please I need guidance with the application process for the 2020/2021 commonwealth scholarship. I have lots of questions to ask. For example, Can I start the application before I secure admission form the University? I already applied for admission for January 2020, only to see on Commonwealth scholarship website that the intake period is Sept/Oct 2020. So my question is should I defer the admission when I get it or cancel and initiate another application to the school for Sept/October session. Also, I indicated self-funded in the admission application to the school because the funding is hopefully coming from Federal scholarship board please is this ok considering that the Commonwealth scholarship says the programme must be part funded by the school. Please help, I need urgent advice, thank you very much.
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Ehis96: 11:33am On Nov 22, 2019
I am currently serving. Will they allow me for the interview?
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by ExpertNLer: 11:29am On Dec 16, 2019
You want a list? you can put effort and research for yourself
Samadhii:
Hi, I want to apply for Common Wealth Scholarship. Please can someone give me list of universities I can apply to with less stress in the admission process, less cases of racism and less cost and also in areas I can get part-time jobs. I read biochemistry.
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by ExpertNLer: 11:29am On Dec 16, 2019
No
Ehis96:
I am currently serving. Will they allow me for the interview?
Re: Preparing For The 2019/2020 Commonwealth Scholarship Nomination Interview by Chinlov: 3:27pm On Jan 02
helloooooooooooo. pls any update on nominations?

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