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Study-In-Qatar: 2022 Qatar University Scholarships For International Students

September 23, 2021 0

Study-In-Qatar: 2022 Qatar University Scholarships For International Students
Study-In-Qatar: 2022 Qatar University Scholarships For International Students

 

Qatar University supports a wide variety of scholarship recipients each academic year in order to attract highly qualified students. The academic scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and scholarly achievement.  


Qatar University is Offering All-Academic Fields & Majors for all International Students. There are No Academic Restrictions.


Participants from all over the world with Any Nationality are eligible to Apply. The scholarship will cover all the expenses to study an Undergraduate Degree Program in Qatar.


Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Qatar

Study Abroad: Study in Asia 

Category:  Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships 

Eligible Countries: All Countries 

Reward: Full Scholarship

Deadline: October 21, 2021


Scholarships Types:

Qatar University offers a lot of scholarships for students from all over the globe. Qatar University Bachelors Scholarships details are given below:


Competitive Scholarships

Qatar University Scholarship (Internal Scholarships, External Scholarships)

H.H. the Emir of Qatar’s Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Outstanding Performance Scholarship

Non-Competitive Scholarships

GCC States Scholarships (Embassies)

GCC Qatari Certificate Scholarships

Children of Qatar University Employees Scholarships

Other Scholarships

College of Education Diploma Scholarships

Short Scholarships for the Arabic Program for Non-Native Program


Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:


All International Students from any part of the world and All Qatari Nationals can apply for this scholarship.

Applicants must have High School Certificate to apply for Bachelors Degree Program.

The Admission Requirements are different from course to course. 

Admission Requirements for PhD candidates:


Applicant must have a Master’s Degree or Higher with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Standardized test scores (e.g. GRE, GMAT) are necessary to apply for all PhD degree programs offered in English.

To Check Specific Requirements for ever Department / College (Click Here)

Admission Requirements for Master candidates:


Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.

To Check Specific Requirements for ever Department / College (Click Here).


Scholarship Duration and Reward

Qatar University Bachelors Scholarships 2022 in Qatar for International Students will provide the following funds to complete your degree:


Qatar University Scholarships will give Complete Tuition Fee.

Provision of University Accommodation.

Textbooks Fees Exemption.

Annual Round Trip Airfare Ticket.

List of Available Study Fields:

College of Arts and Sciences:


PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences

PhD in Gulf Studies

Master of Arts in Arabic Literature and Language

Master of Arts in Gulf Studies

Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology

Graduate Certificate in Corrosion

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

College of Business & Economics

PhD in Business Administration

Master of Accounting

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Marketing.

College of Education:


Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Master of Education in Education Leadership

Master of Education in Special Education

Diploma in Primary Education

Diploma in Secondary Education

Diploma in Special Education

College of Engineering:


PhD in Engineering-Architecture

PhD in Engineering-Chemical Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Civil Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Computer Science

PhD in Engineering-Computer Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Electrical Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Engineering Management

PhD in Engineering-Environmental Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Industrial and Systems Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Materials Science and Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Engineering-Urban Planning

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Master of Science in Computing

Master of Urban Planning and Design

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

College of Law:


Master of Law in Public Law

Master of Law in Private Law

Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies

College of Medicine:


PhD in Medical Sciences

College of Pharmacy:


PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor of Pharmacy (Full-time)

Master of Science in Pharmacy (Full-time)

College of Sharia and Islamic Studies:


PhD in Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh

Master of Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh

Master of Quranic Sciences and Exegesis

Master of Religions and Dialogue of Civilizations.

College of Health Sciences:


PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Master of Public Health

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Master in Genetic Counselling


Method of Application

19 Sep 2021Open graduate online admissions application for all applicants including new, non-degree and visiting applicants
21 Oct 2021Close graduate online admission application for all applicants
23 Dec 2021Admissions Department announces admission decisions for all applicants
09 Jan 2022Classes begin, Start of application for Defer Request
12 Jan 2022Last day of defer admission
13 Jan 2022Last day of add/drop period for all students

For Fall Semester 2022:

01 Nov 2021Open graduate online admissions application for all applicants including new, non-degree and visiting applicants
31 Jan 2022Close graduate online admission application and student visa application and submit all required documents for international applicants.

International students who did not apply for VISA (excluding GCC citizens) will not be consider.

23 Jun 2022Admissions Department announces admission decisions for all the applicants,
24 Jul 2022Classes begin, Start of application for Defer Request
27 Jul 2022Last day of defer admission.
28 Jul 2022Last day of add/drop period for all students.


Deadline: October 21, 2021

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Only a small percentage of Americans can get boosters now. Here’s why — and what it means for you

September 23, 2021 0

 

Only a small percentage of Americans can get boosters now. Here’s why — and what it means for you
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After weeks of regulatory drama, booster shots are finally almost here.


On Wednesday evening, the Food and Drug Administration authorized third-dose boosters of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for Americans 65 and older, plus adults ages 18-64 at high risk of severe illness or Covid exposure in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will vote on Thursday to make its own recommendations for who should get boosters, and when.


The authorization only affects people who have already received two shots of Pfizer’s vaccine. If approved by the CDC, boosters could be available for the eligible groups immediately. Moderna and J&J haven’t submitted booster applications to the FDA yet.


The FDA’s decision is somewhat controversial, because it shuts the door on many younger Americans getting a third-dose booster shot, at least for now. The 65-and-older group makes up around 17% of the U.S. population. According to the CDC, the immunocompromised group is only roughly 3%.


The agency’s recommendation could broaden in the future: With this approval, the FDA signaled that older people and those with underlying conditions simply need greater protection right now.


Experts say that’s unsurprising. Somewhat more unexpected, though, is the other rationale given by an FDA advisory panel last Friday: the potential for a side effect in young adults called myocarditis, or inflammation and weakening of the heart.


Developing myocarditis after getting the mRNA Covid vaccines is rare, according to CDC data released on Sept. 3. And Dr. Eric Stecker, chair of the American College of Cardiology Science and Quality Council, says cases associated with Covid vaccines tend to be mild, and resolve on their own without treatment in a matter of days.


The condition tends to be more prevalent in young people, specifically men under 30. And according to the FDA panel, the odds of heart inflammation could grow with a third dose of a Covid mRNA vaccine.


Why the concern over boosters has ‘been blown a bit out of proportion’

But for other experts, the jury is still out — and other countries are already forging ahead.


In Israel, for example, anyone as young as 12 can get a booster shot. Since the boosters became available for all ages in late August, there was only one case of myocarditis reported out of the 2.8 million people who’ve received three doses, according to data from Israeli researchers also released on Sept. 17.   

Until there’s data from ongoing clinical trials in the U.S. looking specifically at the effect of booster doses, “we don’t know if the myocarditis issue would be more serious or not after a third dose versus after a second,” Stecker says.


It might seem dramatic that the FDA rejected boosters for most adults over something so rare and conceivably mild.


“It’s been blown a bit out of proportion,” Gigi Gronvall, an immunologist at the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, tells CNBC Make It. Covid infections cause heart inflammation at much higher rates than the Covid vaccines do, she says.


The FDA is responsible for paying extremely close attention to vaccine side effects, Stecker says, noting that the agency’s principal role is to determine whether the need for booster doses in young people outweighs the potential risks.


“I would hope that people would interpret the fact that there’s all this press and attention around a very mild and very rare side effect of vaccines, illustrates that that policymakers and scientists are taking this issue very seriously, are being very transparent about it,” Stecker says.


Experts aren’t entirely sure why myocarditis pops up after Covid vaccination, or why it’s more prevalent in young men. Stecker says it could be that young people’s immune systems are more robust that older people’s, meaning they have stronger reactions to the vaccines — a double-edged sword, since stronger reactions also tend to result in better anti-virus protection.


“There’s no question that the benefits of avoiding those deaths, ICU admissions and hospitalizations definitely outweigh the risks of these, basically, 40 to 50 cases of mild myocarditis,” he says.


What this means for potential booster shots down the road

You might be wondering what all of this means for you when it’s time to get your booster shot.


If you’re under 65 with no underlying conditions, and you don’t work somewhere that regularly exposes you to Covid, you’ll probably need to wait a while. That group may only get approved if vaccine protection eventually wanes to a severe degree — so much that the vaccines no longer reduce severe disease and prevent hospitalization and death.


“My bottom line is that the general population will not need boosters,” says Dr. William Moss, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “But that’s with the understanding that our goal with vaccination is to reduce severe disease to prevent hospitalization and death.”


Boosters could also get approved for most Americans if a new vaccine-evading variant emerges. Currently, two doses of an mRNA Covid vaccine work well at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death, even against variants like delta.


People who got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine could become booster-eligible sooner, though a public timeline doesn’t exist yet. On Tuesday, J&J released new data showing that its booster shot is 94% effective when administered two months after a first dose. Other studies are currently examining the effect of mixing and matching mRNA vaccines with J&J’s one-shot.


Jumping the line to get a booster before you’re eligible is ethically questionable at best, and raises serious public health concerns nationwide.


Doing so makes it harder for the CDC to accurately track how many people are vaccinated, and distracts from the country’s primary objective of getting unvaccinated people vaccinated, Moss says.

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Dow jumps 550 points as comeback rally intensifies, turns positive for the week

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Dow jumps 550 points as comeback rally intensifies, turns positive for the week
Dow jumps 550 points as comeback rally intensifies, turns positive for the week

 

U.S. stocks jumped for a second day as fears around a crisis in China’s property market eased somewhat and as the Federal Reserve kept current monetary stimulus in place for just a little bit longer.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 554 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.9%.


Thursday gains pushed the Dow and S&P into the green for the week. They’re up 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. The Nasdaq is down 0.03% for the week.


“Uncertainty had been building around the path of the economy and the Fed instilled some confidence into markets yesterday,” said Charlie Ripley, senior investment strategist for Allianz Investment Management. “In addition, other risks that have been weighing on investor sentiment like the debt ceiling and risks associated to China’s real estate market appear to be fading, which have dialed up investor’s appetite for risk.”


Salesforce led the index with a 6% gain after the cloud company raised its full-year 2022 revenue guidance. Darden Restaurants was among the big S&P movers, jumping more than 6% after reporting strong quarterly earnings.


Stocks linked to a global economic recovery were higher. General Electric shares added about 5%. Las Vegas Sands, which has big China exposure, rose 4%. Caterpillar added 3%. Energy stocks led the S&P with APA Corp up 7% and Devon Energy nearing a 7% increase.


Bank stocks, which are typically viewed as cyclical stocks whose performance is tied to the path of the economy, rose as Treasury yields climbed higher. JPMorgan, Bank of America and Citibank added about 3%. Regional banks, which tend to trade closely along with the 10-year, like Regions and Fifth Third gained more than 4%.


Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rebounded more than 1% from losses this week with China property developer Evergrande Group rallying more than 17%. On Wednesday, the company eased fears a bit by resolving payment on a local bond.


But global investors are still waiting on whether the company will pay $83 million in interest on a U.S. dollar-denominated bond due Thursday. Government regulators instructed Evergrande to avoid a near-term dollar bond default, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person familiar.


At the same time, Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday that the Chinese government is asking local authorities to prep for a “possible storm” if Evergrande fails. Some of Evergrande’s bondholders did not expect payment Thursday and had not heard from the company, Reuters reported.


Also on Thursday the Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims rose last week as the U.S. labor market continues its recovery from last year’s recession. There were 351,000 claims last week, topping estimates of 320,000. The reading for the week prior came in at 332,000.


Stocks finished higher across the board Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept benchmark interest rates unchanged, while indicating no immediate intention of removing stimulus policies. The central bank issued a statement following the meeting that said if progress continues “as expected,” then a “moderation in the pace of asset purchases may soon be warranted.” It gave no timeline, however.


The hawkish stance was welcomed by equity markets, which saw it as confirmation of the economy’s strength and continued progress as it recovers from the Covid recession, said Anu Gaggar, global investment strategist at Commonwealth Financial Network.


“While we are far from the end of quantitative easing and near-zero rates, the tide seems to be beginning to change,” he said. “So far, the market had welcomed bad news as good news, but a market reacting to signs of an economy able to stand on its own, without the monetary policy crutches, is a refreshing change.”


The central bank implemented a $120 billion per month bond-buying program last year as the pandemic shuttered the economy. As economic conditions improve more members of the Federal Open Market Committee now see the first rate hike happening in 2022.


“Although there may be some additional turbulence this fall, we are constructive on the U.S. economy in general and believe that any dips would be worth buying as the fundamentals are still sound and recession appears to be more than a year away at this point,” said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment officer for Independent Advisor Alliance.


Several companies are on deck for quarterly updates Thursday including Nike and Costco Wholesale, who will report once the market closes.

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Jack Wilshere reveals why no club wants to sign him

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Jack Wilshere reveals why no club wants to sign him
Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere


 Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere has lamented that no club wants to sign him due to his persistent injuries worries.


The England star admitted training alone, with no certainty for his future, ‘sort of breaks your spirit’.


Wilshere, 29, left Bournemouth at the end of last season and is yet to find new suitors in the Premier League or beyond.


He has trained with Serie B side Como and has been in conversation with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who has offered to help him get his career back on track.


“I think there’s a perception and I’ve had this opinion from a few clubs: ‘Great player but an injury waiting to happen,’ Wilshere told the Under The Surface podcast.


“I haven’t been injured since before lockdown and it was not a serious injury. I’ve trained every day.


“When I was at Bournemouth I was available for every single game, so I feel like it’s a lazy answer because I can [play].


“Give me a chance, let me prove myself to you then, show you that I’m fit.


“It’s frustrating and it sort of breaks your spirit as well because you know, especially when you’re training on your own and every day there’s not much you can do on your own,’ he said.


“You have to run and it’s hard and it’s boring and then to get that answer, it’s like ‘well why am I doing this? Why am I breaking myself every day?’


“I’m waiting for that opportunity to come and I’m just getting answers like that.”

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EPL: Paul Merson predicts Chelsea vs Man City, Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd fixtures

September 23, 2021 0

EPL: Paul Merson predicts Chelsea vs Man City, Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd fixtures
Paul Merson


 Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, fixtures that will be played this weekend.


Manchester City will tackle Chelsea in an away Premier League tie on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United will host Aston Villa at Old Trafford.


Arsenal will face Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League tie.


Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda, “This is obviously a hard game to call. Chelsea played both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks and ripped both of them to shreds, so I think they will fancy their chances.


“Manchester City, on the other hand, have failed to score in two of their first five Premier League games, which is a bit worrying for a team of their calibre. I don’t usually bet against Manchester City because, on their day, they blow teams away, but the fact that they don’t have a centre forward is hurting them already.


“That said, Chelsea has home advantage and is coming on the back of two stunning results, so I fancy them to get the job done. Chelsea 2, Manchester City 1.”


Commenting on the Man United vs Aston Villa clash, Merson said, “Manchester United are a funny team – they are not playing well at the moment, but they have won four Premier League games out of five this season. If you look at their results, though, you will see that they have been a bit fortunate along the way. The game against the Wolves was a smash and grab, while the one against Newcastle United was in the balance at 1-1 before Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second of the night.


“I don’t mean to disrespect them, but Young Boys are a pub team in Europe, Manchester United lost to them in the UEFA Champions League! They fell over the line against West Ham United in the Premier League and were beaten by the same opponents in the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, so it is not been plain sailing for them.


“Aston Villa played well against Chelsea in the first half and should have been in front, but they failed to put away their chances. If they start like that against Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co could be in trouble! I have seen enough this season to think that Villa can cause a few problems, so I think this game will finish 1-1.”


On Arsenal vs Tottenham match, Merson said, “Here we go, this is the big game of the Premier League weekend for me! Tottenham was top after the first three weeks of the season with nine points on the board, while Arsenal was rock bottom with no points. All of a sudden, Arsenal look good and if I am being completely honest, I can’t see them losing this one.


“Obviously, if Harry Kane shows up for Tottenham, they have every chance. However, you look at Spurs at the moment and aside from Kane and Son Heung-Min, who else could hurt Arsenal? They have been solid at the back and have kept three successive clean sheets, while Spurs haven’t been at it for two or three weeks now.


“With home advantage, I think Arsenal will fancy their chances. Arsenal 2, Tottenham 1.”

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5G Network Ready January 2022 – Pantami

September 23, 2021 0

5G Network Ready January 2022 – Pantami
Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami

 Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami has disclosed that the Five Generation (5G) network will be deployed in Nigeria in January 2022.


The minister disclosed this on Thursday in Maiduguri at a Town Hall Meeting to address vandalism of power and telecommunications infrastructure.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event, organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture, was attended by Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and his Deputy, Mr Usman Kadafur and other stakeholders.


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed led the other ministers who were panelists at the town hall meeting.


Pantami, who was represented by Mr Ubale Maska, Commissioner for Technical Services, Nigeria Communication Commission, said the 5G network was recently approved by the Federal Executive Council for increased connectivity.


He said while the technology would boost surveillance against criminal elements vandalising public infrastructure across the country, other measures should be put in place to arrest them and bring them to book.


The minister disclosed that there were over 50,000 telecommunication sites across the country, which made it difficult to man manually except through deployment of modern technology.


He also disclosed that there were about 16,000 reported outages by mobile network operators – MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile – from January 2021 to July 2021.


The outages, according to him were due to fiber cuts, access denial and theft leading to service disruption in the affected areas


He noted that protection of the critical infrastructural facility was key to the nation’s security, economic vitality, public health and safety.


He decried the situation where telecoms installations that were destroyed in the attacks by terrorists, had not been replaced as a result of the lingering insecurity and tensions in parts of the North East.


As a way forward, the minister recommended continuous stakeholders buying-in and synergy among security forces.


He also urged the National Assembly to expedite passage of Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill for onward submission to the President for assent.


(NAN)

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APPLY: 2022 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship For International Students

September 23, 2021 0

  

APPLY: 2022 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship For International Students
APPLY: 2022 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship For International Students


The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the Singapore Management University (SMU).


PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU.


Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. And with SINGA, you can pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take your research career to greater heights.


Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Singapore

Study Abroad: Study in Asia 

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | PhD Scholarships 

Eligible Countries: All Countries 

Reward: Full Scholarship | $2,500 | Air Ticket

Deadline: December 1, 2021


Scholarship Details

SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students. You’ll be working in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.


Pursue your PhD education in Singapore with SINGA and take your research to greater heights.


Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories:


Biomedical Sciences; and

Physical Science and Engineering.


Scholarship Requirements

Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results

Good skills in written and spoken English

Good reports from academic referees

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.


A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


Scholarship Duration and Reward

The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including:


Tuition fees

Monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 after the passing of the Qualifying Examination

One-time airfare grant of up to S$1,500*

One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000*



Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first year students.


Required Documents

Do prepare the following documents in advance before applying.

Note: Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to SINGA Office. All necessary documents are to be submitted online.


Estimated cost of living in Singapore

 Item Per Student Per Month (S$)
 Food University Canteens 250 – 350
 Meals outside Campus 450 – 600
 Accommodation (based on a single room) On – Campus* 400 – 700
 Transport Expenses (local) 100 – 150
 Other Expenses (stationary, laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.) 400 – 500
 Total Estimated Cost of Living 1,400 – 2,000

 

a. Valid Passport

b. A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)


3.Transcripts & Reports

ALL transcripts need to be in English translation

Mandatory


Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.

Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred.

2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).


Method of Application

Please read the important information below.


a. Please ensure that the information you provide during account registration in the application portal is accurate, as the information will be used for verification upon your first log-in.


b. Please ensure that you apply for the correct scholarship – “Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” – in the application portal after logging in.


c. Please do NOT mail any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office.


d. Please submit your applications as early as possible. This will provide ample time for your referees to submit their online recommendation reports before the application deadline, as only applications with 2 recommendation reports will be processed.


e. Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online application form is correct and accurate before you submit the application. Amendments to the application will NOT be possible after it is submitted.

Deadline: December 1, 2021

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APPLY: 2021 Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) Project Farmtitude For Agripreneurs

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APPLY: 2021 Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) Project Farmtitude For Agripreneurs
APPLY: 2021 Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) Project Farmtitude For Agripreneurs

 

Project FARMTITUDE is an initiative of the 2021 fellows of the U.S. Consulate General, Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), Lagos. 


The project is aimed at empowering youths in the Ikorodu Local government area of Lagos with the knowledge, skills and resources required to start small scale crop production businesses while maximizing the value chain.


Project FARMTITUDE provides selected youth with the knowledge, skills, tools, and network to start and build sustainable and scalable crop-based agricultural enterprises.


Summary

Host: U.S. Consulate General

Category: Training | Fellowships

Eligible Country: Nigeria

Reward: Grant | Business and Farm tool kits

Deadline: September 30, 2021


Details

These participants will work in groups, have access to demonstration farms, provided with start up kits and be exposed to a range of partners within the agriculture value chain.


At the end of this project, participants would be supported to develop business plans, register their businesses, equipped with basic business and farm kits, connected to market, and seed fund would be provided to outstanding youth.


Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the program, applicants must:


Either running a farm business or have access to a space to start one

Between the age of 18 – 30 years (Women and people with disabilities are strongly advised to register)

Residing in Ikorodu LGA of Lagos or consider the location very accessible

Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English


Reward

Seed fund to start a small-scale agricultural enterprise

Business and Farm tool kits

Personal and Business Leadership Trainings

Hands-on farm practice

Access to online agricultural marketplace

Coaching and mentoring from industry experts

Partnerships and Networking

Selection Criteria

A demonstrated knowledge and passion in starting a business within the agricultural sector

Ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others

Proven record in leadership and/or civic engagement

Strong communication skills


Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should use the link below to apply

Deadline: September 30, 2021

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Study-In-UK: 2022 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarship At Oxford University

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Study-In-UK: 2022 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarship At Oxford University
Study-In-UK: 2022 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarship At Oxford University


 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships: 2022-23 Window is now open for applications. 


The AIG Scholarships were launched in 2017 to provide a unique opportunity for exceptional West Africans interested in a career in public service to pursue a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Since 2017, twenty-seven (27) scholarships worth over £50,000 each have been awarded to future public sector leaders who have demonstrated a passion for the public sector. 


AIG Scholars spend the year at one of the world’s top universities, gaining knowledge and skills from the outstanding academic faculty and expert practitioners and interacting with other future public sector leaders from around the world.


Scholarship Summary

Host: Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)

Study Abroad: Study in Europe 

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | Fellowships

Eligible Country: Nigeria

Reward: £50,000 each

Deadline: October 10, 2021


Scholarship Details

After completing their degrees, scholars return to their countries and use their learnings to bolster policymaking, support reforms and contribute to their nation’s development.


From 2022, the AIG Scholarships will only be open to applicants already working in the public sector. Applicants should be aged between 25 and 50, with strong intellectual capacity, demonstratable leadership qualities and a passion to contribute to the development of Africa’s public sector.


Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for the award of 2022-23 AIG Scholarships, you must:


Be a Nigerian currently working in the public service

Aged between 25 and 50 years 

Have a minimum of seven (7) years of work experience 

Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second-class upper qualification

Gain admission into the Blavatnik School of Government following success in the AIG shortlisting process.


Method of Application

Please note:


Academic distinction and leadership potential are essential priorities for selection. 

Only applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted, and any inquiries regarding individual application status will not be responded to.

All applications must be submitted via the online application portal using the link below. Applications sent via post or submitted in person will NOT be accepted.

Candidates who emerge as finalists in the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) selection process will be required to apply directly to the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, for admission. Finalists offered admission to the Master of Public Policy will be considered by the school for the AIG Scholarship.

Deadline: October 10, 2021

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

UEFA expresses ‘serious concerns’ over plan to hold World Cup every two years

September 22, 2021 0

UEFA expresses ‘serious concerns’ over plan to hold World Cup every two years
UEFA


 UEFA have said they have “serious concerns” over FIFA’s proposal for a biennial World Cup.


FIFA is angling for a dramatic change to world football, with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin making it clear that Europe could boycott the World Cup if the change goes ahead.


UEFA believe the change could affect club football, players and other international competitions like the Euros, Olympics and Women’s World Cup.


An official statement read in part: “There are real dangers associated with this plan: the dilution of the value of the No 1 world football event, whose quadrennial occurrence gives it a mystique that generations of fans have grown up with.


“The erosion of sporting opportunities for the weaker national teams by replacing regular matches with final tournaments; the risk to sustainability for players, forced to engage in summer high intensity competitions every year instead of longer recuperation breaks in alternate years

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7000 Nigerian Nurses Relocate Abroad For Employment In 2021

September 22, 2021 0

7000 Nigerian Nurses Relocate Abroad For Employment In 2021
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 Atleast 7000 Nigerian nurses have dumped Nigeria in search of greener pastures.

 

The nurses left the country in 2021 for greener pastures in other countries, according to records from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. 


The Lagos State branch of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, quoted this statistics on Wednesday, while decrying the acute shortage of nurses and midwives at the state and local government levels. 

 

The NANNM members said they are overworked, noting that a nurse has to cover a 20 bedded ward on a shift, run 24 hours or even 48 hours shifts to attend to patients.

 

The Chairman of the association, Olurotimi Awojide, urged the government to recruit nurses and midwives to remedy the situation.

 

He stated this at a press conference tagged: “The Agonies and Pains of the Caregiver; Nurses Deserve Better”.

 

According to Awojide, the mass outward migration of nurses due to poor working conditions and remuneration packages has increased the burden and pressure on those still within the system.

 

He said the workload was currently affecting the quality of care the nurses provided and the patient’s health outcome. 


“This has as well led to needless death and chronic illnesses among their members in Lagos,” he added. 

 

He further said the primary health care level at the local government was most affected. 

 

He regretted that government at all levels has continued to demonstrate indifference to the unfortunate development and in certain instances even encouraged it.

 

“We have observed that the replacement on exit policy of the State government in place is not sufficient to cater to the high level of attrition among nurses and midwives. 


“The remuneration package and the high cost of living have simply made employment with the Lagos State Government uncompetitive. It is reasonably expected that with a high percentage of the GDP and economic activity in Lagos State and the pressure on the healthcare system to care for over 20 million Lagos residents, the remuneration package should reflect the burden we bear including the economic realities and the cost of living,” he said. 

 

He noted that the state has continued to lose its experienced and well-trained nurses to both foreign labour migration and internal migration to federal hospitals within and outside the state.

 

“We expect Lagos State to pay higher than even the Federal Government of Nigeria considering its status.


“We are requesting that a retention allowance to incentivise nurses and midwives from exiting the service be included in the emolument packages,” he stated.

 

He called for the provision of living quarters for nurses and midwives within the hospital and interns, adding that their work schedule and certain peculiar vulnerabilities required accommodation arrangements within the hospital facilities or proximal to it to be provided to ease the many difficulties with trans and resolve safety issues.

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APPLY: 2022 Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship Program for Young African Students

September 22, 2021 0

APPLY: 2022 Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship Program for Young African Students
APPLY: 2022 Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship Program for Young African Students

 

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative began in 2014. Its mission is to contribute to sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad.


We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to study at a university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree).


Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.


Scholarship Summary

Host: Ashinaga Africa Initiative

Study Abroad: Study in Africa 

Category: Undergraduate Scholarships 

Eligible Countries: All African Countries 

Reward: Full Scholarship 

Deadline: January 28, 2022


Scholarship Details

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative began in 2014. Its mission is to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad.


We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to study at a university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree). Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.


Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must check below:


Have lost one or both parents.?  

Have completed?secondary school?and?received the results of their?national?secondary?school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after August 2, 2019 including all of 2020?and 2021) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results?before February 28, 2022.?  

Be born after September 1, 1999.??  

Not have the means to attend university?abroad?without external financial support.?  

Be proficient in English,?French?or Portuguese.??  

Be regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.?  

Be able to?participate in the two?Ashinaga?preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.?  

Be committed to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.?  

Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.?  

Have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.


Eligible Countries

Eligible
Countries (2022)

Applicants must have citizenship and have completed/are completing high school in one of the following countries:  
 
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, CAR,
Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  


Required Documents

This is a list of the documents you will need to submit as part of your application: 

 

Applicant  Registration   

Photo or scan of at least one of the following documents; Passport, National ID Card or Birth Certificate  

Photo or scan of your most recent High School Term Report/Transcript  

Photo or scan of your final High School Examination Results Certificate (if applicable)**  

 

**For students receiving their examination results in February 2022, we will ask you to send your examination certificate as soon as possible after you have received it.   

  

Full Application   

Passport style photograph  

Passport or National ID Card   

Birth certificate of applicant.   

Death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.   

All term reports / secondary school transcripts from the last 2 years.   

Final secondary school examination certificate, showing grades in each subject*  

A letter of recommendation from a principal or schoolteacher. This should be inclusive of their email address, phone number and must contain information about your performance and character whilst at secondary school. All recommendation letters should contain an official signature or stamp.   

Academic transcripts or other results from university (if applicable).  

Certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses, jobs or other commitments (if applicable). 


(2022) Ashinaga Africa Initiative are now open. Please note that applying for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a long process, and you will not receive the results until the end of May 2022.  

 

There are two stages to the Ashinaga Africa Initiative application process;   

 

Applicant  Registration: all applicants must first confirm their eligibility by registering for the program. Only students who register for the program and are deemed eligible will receive the application form by email.   

 

Each decision about an applicant’s eligibility is based on the criteria outlined previously and their academic record. Our expectations for the academic record of an applicant reflects the academic level we expect students to have in order thrive as part of our intensive academic leadership program.  

 

Application: all students who register for the program will receive an email with a link to the application form within 1 month of their registration if they are eligible for the program. 


Applicant Registration  Deadline: Midnight GMT  Friday  28th  January  2022* 

 

*The deadline for applicants from Lusophone countries (Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Mozambique) is Midnight GMT  Friday  15th October  2021.

Deadline: January 28, 2022

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