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Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation opens applications for Oxford scholarships

By Guardian Nigeria
15 August 2022   |   2:30 pm
The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation has invited applications for the seventh round of AIG scholarships, which offers an exciting opportunity for exceptional Nigerians currently working in the Nigerian public sector to attend the University of Oxford for one year and undertake a Master’s in Public Policy degree.

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The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation has invited applications for the seventh round of AIG scholarships, which offers an exciting opportunity for exceptional Nigerians currently working in the Nigerian public sector 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 and since then, 29 scholarships worth over £50,000 each have been awarded to an outstanding group of young people, who are working to drive change and make a positive difference in the country.

Announcing the opening of the scholarship applications, the chairman of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede said: “At the Foundation, we are committed to improving public service delivery in Nigeria because we believe that an efficient public sector will enable the growth and development of the country, and lead to better lives for all Nigerians. Part of this process is ensuring the right people are present in the public sector and so since 2017, we have been committing substantial resources to building a critical mass of transformational public sector leaders and equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to drive change.”

Ofovwe Aig-Imoukhuede, Executive Vice-Chair of the Foundation said applicants can expect to undergo a rigorous selection process, which will ensure that only the best candidates are selected.

“Successful candidates will spend a year at the University of Oxford, learning from an outstanding academic faculty and expert practitioners, and interacting with other public sector leaders from around the world. We expect that after the programme, AIG scholars will return home and use their learning to build a better public sector and contribute to the development of the nation.”

The AIG scholarships are delivered under a partnership between the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation and the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and are fully funded by the Aig- Foundation.

Applications are welcome from Nigerian civil servants aged 25 to 45 with solid intellectual capacity, demonstrable leadership qualities, and a passion for restoring excellence in the Nigerian public sector. The application window closes on September 9, 2022.