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SEE FULL LIST: Over 120 federal institutions to benefit from pilot phase of student loan

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At least 1.2 million undergraduates from over 120 federal tertiary institutions are set to benefit from Nigeria’s student loan scheme.

On May 24, the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) portal went live and became accessible to members of the public.

Before the rollout of the scheme, NELFUND said students of federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges would benefit from the first phase of the scheme.

However, NELFUND clarified that the scheme’s second phase, to be announced when due, will extend loans to state-owned institutions.

At least 1.2 million undergraduates from over 120 federal tertiary institutions are set to benefit from Nigeria’s student loan scheme.

On May 24, the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) portal went live and became accessible to members of the public.

Before the rollout of the scheme, NELFUND said students of federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges would benefit from the first phase of the scheme.

However, NELFUND clarified that the scheme’s second phase, to be announced when due, will extend loans to state-owned institutions.

Nasir Ayitogo, NELFUND’s spokesperson, told TheCable on Monday that over 120 federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges have been deemed eligible for the pilot phase of the scheme.

See the full list of the benefiting tertiary institutions below.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Federal College of Education, Abeokuta
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Federal College of Education, Bichi
Federal College of Education Eha-Amufu
Federal College of Education Technical, Gusau
Federal College of Education, Isu Ebonyi
Federal College of Education, Kano
Federal College of Education, Katsina
Federal College of Education, Kontagora
Federal College of Education, Odugbo
Federal College of Education, Okene
Federal College of Education, Pankshin
Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe
Federal College of Education, Gidan Madi
Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze
Federal College of Education (Technical), Potiskum
Federal College of Education, Gombe
Adeyemi College of Education
Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo
Bayero University Kano
David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, Uburu
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
Federal University Dutse
Federal University Gashua, Yobe
Federal University, Lafia
Federal University, Lokoja
National Open University
University of Ilorin
Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
Federal University of Kashere
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Federal University, Otuoke
Federal University, Wukari
Federal University, Gusau
Federal Polytechnic Ayede
Federal Polytechnic Bali
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Yobe State
Federal Polytechnic Daura
Federal Polytechnic, Idah
Federal Polytechnic, Ede
Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji
Federal Polytechnic Mubi
Federal Polytechnic, Kaltungo
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede
Federal Polytechnic Offa
Federal Polytechnic Oko
Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda
Flexisaf University of Technology
Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka
Federal College of Education, Yola
Federal College of Education, Zaria
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State
Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru
Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo
Federal University Oye-Ekiti
Federal University of Technology, Babura
Federal College of Education, Obudu
Creek-high state
Federal College of Animal Health, VOM
Federal College of Education, Edo
Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
Federal Polytechnic Kazaure, Jigawa
Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
Federal University of Technology, Minna
Federal College of Education, Iwo
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri
Federal College of Education, Technical, Omoku
University of Abuja
University of Calabar
University of Lagos
University of Maiduguri
University of Port Harcourt
University of Uyo
Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto
Federal Polytechnic Bida
Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa
Kaduna Polytechnic
Federal Polytechnic Ohodo
Federal College of Education, Zuba
Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
National Teachers Institute
Nigerian Army College of Education
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Obafemi Awolowo University
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi
Yaba College of Technology
Global Maritime Academy
Petroleum Training Institute
Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Atikori, Ijebu-Igbo
University of Jos
Federal College of Agriculture, Akure
Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan
Federal School of Surveying, Oyo
Nigerian Army College of Environmental Science and Technology
Federal Polytechnic Wannune
Federal Polytechnic, N’yak, Shendem
Nigerian Army University, Biu
Nigerian Defence Academy
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna
Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
Federal University of Transportation Daura, Katsina
Federal Polytechnic Umunnoechi
Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, Bonny
Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State
Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education, Owerri
Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi
Federal Polytechnic Ukana
Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa
Federal Polytechnic Ugep
Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba
Admiralty University Ibusa, Delta State
Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko
University of Benin
National Institute of Construction Technology and Management, Uromi
Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi
Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila-Orangun
University of Ibadan
Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo

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SEE FULL LIST: Bisi Akande, Wole Olanipekun… Tinubu appoints governing councils for tertiary institutions

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the reconstitution of governing councils and boards for federal tertiary institutions in the country.

A statement released by Nnamdi Mbaeri, the permanent secretary in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) on Friday, said 255 individuals have been appointed to the governing bodies.

In the statement, Tinubu appointed Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to chair the University of Ibadan’s governing council, and Wole Olanipekun, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), as the chairman of the University of Lagos council.

Others are Isa Yuguda, a former governor of Bauchi, who will chair the National Open University’s governing council; Siyan Oyeweso as chairman of the Obafemi Awolowo University’s council; Adebayo Shittu for David Umahi University of Medicine in Ebonyi State; and Muiz Banire and Florence Ita Giwa, who have been appointed to lead the councils of the Federal University of Transportation in Katsina state and the Federal Polytechnic in Ugep, Cross River state, respectively.

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Nigerian lady, Chinwe Splendor claims university demanded certificate return after her sex-for-grades remark on podcast

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A Nigerian lady simply identified as Chinwe Splendor appeared to have landed in hot water after making a controversial statement on a podcast.

Splendor was the latest guest on the Gbam!! by Yan Content podcast, where she chronicled her school life, including how she slept with lecturers to pass her courses.

During the episode, she claimed there was a year when she never attended lectures but had good grades.

“I finished school five years ago. When I entered, things were so hard for me and I had no other option than to enter street and during that time, I did not have time for lectures because after night work I will be tired. So I decided means to cover up my studies by sleeping with lecturers,” she said.

“There was a particular year that I did not attend lectures at all but I made all my papers. It was not easy. I had to do what I had to do to survive. I slept with so many lecturers and I came out with good grades.”

The lady claimed the viral interview reached her “university’s administration who demanded the return of my certificate within 48 hours”.

Splendor expressed distress over the situation, questioning why she should return a certificate she “earned” through her actions.

“The university I attended sent me an email to return my certificate within 48 hours. I want to ask, is this right? That certificate, I earned it. I worked hard for it,” she said.

“If it is like that, then I know so many of my coursemates that will return their own certificate. I am really going through a lot.”

Splendor, however, did not disclose the university’s name.

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FG announces Vietnam scholarships for Nigerian WAEC candidates

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The federal government of Nigeria has announced a fresh scholarship award from the Government of Vietnam for candidates who passed the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examinations. 

The announcement was made by the Federal Ministry of Education on Monday, June 11, via its X page.  

Tagged, “VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY-INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (VNU-IS) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-2025”, the ministry advised Nigerian applicants to maximize the opportunity. 

It added that the scholarship offers various ranges of financial support. 

The statement partly reads,  

“The Government of Vietnam is calling on interested and qualified Nigerians to apply for Vietnam National University. 

 “The categories of Awards are: 

“i. Vietnam Scholarship programme offers 100% tuition fee, for 5 persons only 

“ii. Hanio scholarship programme offers a 50% tuition fee, for 8 persons only; 

“iii. International student scholarship programme offers a waiver of the 1st-semester tuition fees, for 12 persons only.” 

The government revealed that the Vietnam scholarship awards “depend on the GPA score in SSCE/WAEC examinations.” 

“Students selected would be qualified for renewal of the scholarship award based on each academic year’s performance. 

“Shortlisted students would be contacted by the school for online interviews. 

“For application and other enquiries, kindly go to admission@vnuis.edu.vn, Or Email: loannt@vnuis.edu.vn (admission officer, Ms Loan Nguyen), WhatsApp/Mobile /Zalo: + 84978981625 or + 974140166. 

“Deadline for this application is 30th June 2024,”.the ministry announced. 

Earlier, the ministry had invited Nigerians to apply for the MTN scholarship programme for the 2024 academic year. 

A week ago, the federal government of Nigeria also announced scholarship awards from the Italian Government for postgraduate applicants in the country. 

On May 2, 2024, the ministry also announced a Romanian scholarship program for undergraduates and postgraduates in Nigeria. 

The scholarship was said to be for those pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. 

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