Africa Initiative for Governance opens 2022-23 scholarships to civil servants
The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), a subsidiary of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, has invited applications for its sixth round of AIG Scholarships that offer opportunity to exceptional Nigerians currently working in federal and state civil services to attend the University of Oxford for one year and undertake a Master’s in Public Policy degree.
The AIG Scholarships were launched in 2017. Since then, 27 scholarships worth over £50,000 each have been awarded to outstanding young people in Nigeria and Ghana who possess the capacity to effect positive change. Upon completing their degrees, AIG Scholars return to their home countries and contribute to the development of their nations.
“We are committed to supporting capacity-building opportunities for the civil service workforce. We want to see aspiring leaders take advantage of this opportunity to help transform public service delivery, and in so doing, improve the lives of Nigerians.”
Applicants can expect to undergo a rigorous selection process that ensures that only the best of the best candidates are selected,” Ofovwe Aig-Imoukhuede, Executive Vice-Chair of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation said.
Successful candidates can look forward to spending the year at one of the world’s top universities, acquiring knowledge and skills from outstanding academic faculties and expert practitioners, and interacting with other public sector leaders from around the world.
The AIG Scholarships are delivered under a partnership between the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation and the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and are wholly funded by the Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation.
Applications are welcome from Nigerian civil servants aged 25 to 50 with solid intellectual capacity, demonstrable leadership qualities, and a passion for restoring excellence in the civil service.