Firm unveils scholarship portal
By Stanley Opara
Published: Monday, 1 Dec 2008 - punch
A web portal, www. studyscholarshipng. com, primarily designed to give equal opportunity non-merit study scholarship to Nigerian students has been unveiled by a Nigerian firm, Consumer Vibe.
The portal, the company noted provided a platform for addressing cost issues including school fees, travel expenses, maintenance and accommodation, for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
According to the project?s operations manager, Mr. Olakunle Kaffim, the online portal allows anyone who wants to have better opportunity of study, and access to quality education to apply in any of their chosen category on the website and pay the required entry fee.
He said the online platform being inaugurated was a new initiative informed by the response to the emerging demand for quality education abroad and in Nigeria.
He said the system had been designed in a way that allowed students to make application in any category as many times as possible during the entry period.
?Winners are electronically selected at random in any category at the close of the entry period. Study scholarship winners in any category would be expected to demonstrate that they will meet the other requirements for the offer of admission in their chosen course of study for prospective students, or demonstrate that they are presently following a course of study in their present institution, for undergraduate or postgraduate students,? he explained.
The statement also added that the section dedicated to the aviation and maritime study scholarship was aimed at powering opportunities for students to develop and acquire the required skills in the aviation and marine oil and gas-shipping sector.
According to Olakunle, ?Consumer Vibe believes that given the right opportunity and study environment, every student will perform to the best of his ability, hence the need for a non-merit online portal which gives equal opportunity to anyone regardless of state of origin no matter whom they are or where they are. ?