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Yale varsity alumni to offer scholarship to Nigerian students  


Cross section of Yale University alumni and officials at the event.

Cross section of Yale University alumni and officials at the event.

Preparations are ongoing for the introduction of a scholarship a scheme that would provide exceptional Nigerian students opportunity to attend Yale University, Connecticut, United States.

Prominent alumni members of the university under the aegis of Yale Club, which was formally inaugurated last year, disclosed this during their recent meeting in Lagos.

President of the club and founder of Zaria Academy, Dr. Haroun Adamu, said the club’s number one goal “is to create awareness about its existence and objectives,” with one of the aims being to attract more qualified Nigerian students to the institution and encourage other accomplished alumni members in the diaspora to return home and contribute their quota to Nigeria’s development.

Adamu, who attended Yale in 1966, said the club also wants to sensitise Nigerians who have either heard of Yale or would want their children to attend the institution about its willingness to assist their wards not only for admission purposes, but also for scholarship opportunities.

He stated that any student that goes through the rigorous Yale examination process and emerges successfully automatically deserves a scholarship, stating, “There is no question about his ability or inability – he’s on scholarship automatically. We intend to create a forum, organise lectures and we will invite professors, Nobel laureates to come and share with us their latest research findings in all fields. This will expose Nigerians to what is happening in the world of research.

These are the kinds of things we are trying to achieve apart from Yale itself trying to engage with institutions in Africa”.

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