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PTDF: 2020/2021 OVERSEAS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME UNDER PTDF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN UK

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its UK strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in UK commencing in the 2020/2021 academic session.

The Scheme

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available on our website www.ptdf.gov.ng and scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng). The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

Application Process

Applications are done online on our Scholarship Management Portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng).

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

  • Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.
  • Applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) they want to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the oil & gas industry and its expected impact on national development.

Requirements

  1. MSc
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  3. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  4. Must be computer literate
  5. Possession of 5 O/level credits including Mathematics and English Language.
  1. PhD
  2. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  5. Must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection (sample template of the proposal is available on our Scholarship Management Portal scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng);
  6. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Required Documents

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and upload to their online application:

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results
  4. Local Government Identification Letter
  5. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  6. Evidence of membership of professional associations

NOTE:

  1. Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to verify their NIN before completing the application. (charges may apply).
  2. Ongoing PhD Candidates could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  3. Candidates who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same type of programme, except a higher programme;
  4. Candidates who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of programme
  5. Candidates who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  6. Candidates who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be requested to submit their transcripts; all applicants are therefore advised to prepare their transcripts for submission in anticipation of such a request.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 17th February 2020.

Signed

Management

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Saudi ARABIA: You Can Register With Zad Academy For Free Education

Zad academy is a Makkah based institution, it’s offers totally free Diploma in Islamic courses of Aqeedah, Fiqh, Seerah, Tarbiya, Tafsir, Hadith, Arabic language online.

After successfully accepted you will study online using books, video or audio, weekly test in each course for 3 min, continuous assessment of 15 min & final exams 90 min.

Please even if you are not interested, share the link to the those in your contact, you Will be rewarded.

At the end you will be rewarded with a free certification and lot of knowledge.

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JAMB: Confirmed 160 as The 2020 cut-off mark for university ADMISSION, Others

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced 160 as the 2020 cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities for the 2019/2020 academic session.

JAMB said the cut-off mark for Polytechnic is 120 while that of Colleges of Education and other innovative institutions stands at 100.

Speaking at the 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions on Tuesday, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said 612, 557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 out of the 1.8 Million that wrote the examination.

He said about 510,957 admission spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.

He said candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website.

In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions.

He said admission processes are expected to commence in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.

The minister who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, appealed to JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results for the admission process.

This is against the backdrop of the senior secondary school examination calendar by the Covid-19 health crisis.

He said the government will make an arrangement to accommodate applicants who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.

“As major stakeholders, we must jointly come up with reactions that would realign our programmes to these new realities. While these reactions are being fine-tuned to check their capacities and capabilities to withstand the new reality,” he said.

According to him, JAMB and the tertiary institutions could take advantage of the current situation and consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed on with the admission process.

“Whatever arrangement that the country comes up in the long run, will surely accommodate those who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.”

The JAMB cut-off marks are coming at a time when must students are at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MARRIAGE: dear YOUNG GUYS AT THE AGE OF 25 TO 30

Don’t make mistakes some of our Fathers or Senior Brothers made. Marry now with the little you have. Don’t wait to be a millionaire, Have kids early so you can grow with them. Grow with your kids and succeed with your wife. You will never finish making money or achieving your plans.

You might still not succeed at your target year. So start your life early, with consistency you will grow.

My father said this to me: When i was 25, i was talking about making billions before i marry.
Many years later, billions didn’t come, yet no kid no wife.

I had an opportunity to marry the most beautiful love of my life very early, But my fear was, can i really take care of her? But right now She’s married with Four grown up children.

The guy that married her was still schooling then, but had the courage. They worked hard and succeeded together. I failed, so please if you can feed yourself, you can feed your wife. You have to believe it, marry early, don’t wait. Don’t make our mistakes, I see my childhood friends play with their kids. Most of them are not doing as well as me. But they are happier with their families.

Trust me it isn’t money only, but Rather your Maturity, your happiness depends entirely on your wisdom and the way you Handle Life. With
a well planned life they are happier. Trust me it isn’t money,

What is our problem?

Build mansion, buy the latest Car in Town, marry Sharon Stone type, but still we don’t have those things we dreamt of, and of course the years we wasted, we can never have them never!

Please don’t be 60yrs old and your kids will still be in their 20’s..What are you supposed to be at that age? Their grand father.

Please young men, take my advice seriously.
Marry, don’t be afraid, that girl you are finding too many fault in has many good qualities if you look well.

Don’t think you will get every thing before you
settle down. Allah can change your life in a blink, with a good and Focus wife by your side, you will succeed by God’s grace.

Source: Anonymous, but very educative to many I believe.