167 Views

Japan to Sponsor 29 Nigerians for Masters Degree

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency says it is sponsoring 29 Nigerians to Japan for their Master’s degree under the Japanese Government Official Development Assistance.

A statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Ms Salamatu Baba, Public Relations official of JICA Nigeria, said the beneficiaries would also undergo internship at the completion of their programme.

“This Initiative offers opportunities for young and eligible African youths to study at Master’s courses in Japanese universities as international students and also experience internships at Japanese enterprises.

“This is in order to develop effective skills and knowledge in various fields, with the aim of contributing to the development of industries in Africa.

“This is in fulfilment of a promise made by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

ALSO READ  Corporate Outfits For The Week (Photos)

“Abe promised a strategic five-year plan to provide 1,000 African youths with such master’s scholarship opportunities,” it said.

Baba said JICA received 1,946 applications from 50 African countries for the scholarship for the Japanese fiscal year admission 2016.

“In Nigeria, JICA received 196 applications that went through the four-tier rigorous screening exercise out of which 29 applicants were successful.

“The participants are expected to contribute to the development of Nigeria in collaboration with the Japanese private sector on their return,” the statement said.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

Warri-based Cleric, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin Poses With His Newly Acquired Private Jet (Photos)
Religion
7 views
Religion
7 views

Warri-based Cleric, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin Poses With His Newly Acquired Private Jet (Photos)

MT - May 24, 2018

Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, the popular Warri-based clergyman acquired a private jet in March this year and is obviously very proud of it. The prophet took to his…

Super Eagles vs Atletico Madrid: Torres Presented With a ‘Priceless’ Gold Sculpted N1000 (Photos)
Best of Nigeria
9 views
Best of Nigeria
9 views

Super Eagles vs Atletico Madrid: Torres Presented With a ‘Priceless’ Gold Sculpted N1000 (Photos)

MT - May 24, 2018

Europa League Champions, Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening at the Goodswill Akpabio international stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, defeated the Super Eagles 3-2 to win the…

Protest In US Over Racial Bias Against Nigerian
Buzz & Trends
9 views
Buzz & Trends
9 views

Protest In US Over Racial Bias Against Nigerian

MT - May 24, 2018

Racial bias against Ms Lolade Siyonbola, a Nigerian graduate student at the Yale University, has prompted Nigerian community in the U.S. to stage a protest. The Organisation…

Concentrate On Environmental Health – Dr. Patrick Ovie Fueta
Food and Health
12 views
Food and Health
12 views

Concentrate On Environmental Health – Dr. Patrick Ovie Fueta

PH - May 24, 2018

Nigeria is blessed with natural resources distributed all over different geographical regions however, it is its citizens, Nigerians, that harness the economic potential from these resources thereby…

This Nigerian Singer, Peter Okoye’s Garage Will Leave You In Awe (Photos)
Entertainment
21 views
Entertainment
21 views

This Nigerian Singer, Peter Okoye’s Garage Will Leave You In Awe (Photos)

MT - May 24, 2018

The garage of Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye aka Mr. P has been profiled by autojosh. He was a member of the defunct Psquare group. This ‘up-coming’ solo…

Google Launches First ‘Impart Challenge’ in Nigeria; Here’s How to Apply to Win Part of $2m Grant
Best of Nigeria
16 views
Best of Nigeria
16 views

Google Launches First ‘Impart Challenge’ in Nigeria; Here’s How to Apply to Win Part of $2m Grant

MT - May 24, 2018

Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact. The Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu,…

NUC Releases Names Of Nigerian Universities Approved For Post-graduate Programmes [Full list]
Best of Nigeria
17 views
Best of Nigeria
17 views

NUC Releases Names Of Nigerian Universities Approved For Post-graduate Programmes [Full list]

MT - May 24, 2018

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a full list of approved post-graduate awarding institutions in Nigeria A bulletin from the office of the Executive Secretary dated…

6 Times Former Vice President Atiku Showed Loyalty to Arsenal FC
Inspiring
14 views
Inspiring
14 views

6 Times Former Vice President Atiku Showed Loyalty to Arsenal FC

MT - May 24, 2018

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku is loyal to a cause - Arsenal FC. Atiku has been bashed by political gladiators and analysts for being not being loyal…

Buhari Is A Weak Leader, See Reasons – Ben Bruce
Politics
15 views
Politics
15 views

Buhari Is A Weak Leader, See Reasons – Ben Bruce

MT - May 24, 2018

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a weak leader. Bruce said the Buhari-led administration failed in completing any major…

Pools, Hot Tubs Can Harbor Dangerous Germs
Food and Health
12 views
Food and Health
12 views

Pools, Hot Tubs Can Harbor Dangerous Germs

PH - May 24, 2018

By Steven Reinberg Pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds may be synonymous with summertime fun, but they also can be breeding grounds for dangerous germs that could…

Drug Abuse And Addiction, All You Should Know
Food and Health
15 views
Food and Health
15 views

Drug Abuse And Addiction, All You Should Know

PH - May 24, 2018

by Joseph Goldberg What Is Drug Addiction? Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and behavior. When you’re addicted to drugs, you can’t resist the urge to…

‘I Will Not Be Slaughtered Easily’ – Wike Fires Back At Nigerian Govt.
Buzz & Trends
9 views
Buzz & Trends
9 views

‘I Will Not Be Slaughtered Easily’ – Wike Fires Back At Nigerian Govt.

MT - May 24, 2018

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lamented that people were being slaughtered on daily basis across Nigeria because the Federal Government does not care about the…

FLASHBACK: What Former President Obasanjo Said in 2008 on The ‘$16bn’ Allegation
Politics
11 views
Politics
11 views

FLASHBACK: What Former President Obasanjo Said in 2008 on The ‘$16bn’ Allegation

PH - May 24, 2018

In May 2008, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was summoned by the house committee probing the expenditure on power sector between 1999 and 2007 when he was in…

FEC Approves N5.1bn For Osun-Ekiti Road Project
Best of Nigeria
14 views
Best of Nigeria
14 views

FEC Approves N5.1bn For Osun-Ekiti Road Project

MT - May 24, 2018

The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N5.1billion for the rehabilitation of Ila Orangun – Oke Ila – Ilale Aka road…

NGOs And Tax Evasion In Nigeria
Business
13 views
Business
13 views

NGOs And Tax Evasion In Nigeria

PH - May 24, 2018

By Onike Rahaman The recent pronouncement by the Federal Inland Revenue service (FIRS) that the Non-governmental organisations in Nigeria are required by law to discharge tax obligations…

The Federal Republic Of Nigeria – An Overview
Art, History and Culture
12 views
Art, History and Culture
12 views

The Federal Republic Of Nigeria – An Overview

PH - May 24, 2018

from: wikipedia.com Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in…

Linda Ikeji Is A Bad Role Model And I Am A Mentor, Says Kemi Olunloyo
Entertainment
14 views
Entertainment
14 views

Linda Ikeji Is A Bad Role Model And I Am A Mentor, Says Kemi Olunloyo

MT - May 24, 2018

News personality Dr Kemi Olunloyo reveals more secret about Linda ikeji’s pregnancy and more secret about her. See screenshots below;

5 Smart Things President Buhari Fails To Do On Social Media
Politics
11 views
Politics
11 views

5 Smart Things President Buhari Fails To Do On Social Media

MT - May 24, 2018

Social media - especially Twitter and Facebook - is now the primary way the Nigerian president and his media aides communicate with the people. This move has…

Loading...