Amnesty Office offers three ex-militants scholarship
The Presidential Amnesty Office has offered scholarship to three of its beneficiaries who graduated in the First Class Division, from different universities in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is for the pursuit of their masters’ degree.
A statement from the Media and Communication consultant, Owei Lakemfa, said that coordinator of the programme, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh, made the disclosure while attending the graduation ceremony for the graduands in the United Kingdom.
While three of the ex-militants made first class, 19 had second class upper degrees. The three first class graduates are Lucky Godswill Azibanagein, who studied Mechatronics and Robotic System Engineering at University of Liverpool, Messrs. Torubein Fawei and Nicholas Nathaniel Goodnews, who studied Telecommunications and Network Engineering, and Public Relations respectively, at the University of Bedfordshire.
The 144 Amnesty students graduated from 17 universities in UK. Eight of them had second class upper degrees in law, criminology, accounting, computer science and health and social Care from the University of Bedfordshire. Six of them graduated with second class upper degrees, from the University of Liverpool in pharmacology, geology, maritime business, accounts and finance, politics and international relations among others.
Boroh, while addressing the 144 graduates at the Nigeria High Commission in London, expressed deep appreciation and gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, for his interest in the development of human capital in the Niger Delta, and the aspirations of the people in the region.
“He said the government is proud of the graduates, who have been good ambassadors of the country and that the Presidential Amnesty Programme is willing to grant masters’ degree scholarships to the first class graduates”, the statement read.
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