No fewer than 12 Nigerian students have won scholarships into two Turkish Universities to study different courses.
One student out of the 12 won full blown scholarship awards, another won scholarship for tuition fee and meal waiver for 4 years for a Ph.D programme while the remaining 10 won full tuition scholarship for 4-year period of learning in the country.
The students are: Baoku Olusegun Emmanuel, Bashiru Mariam Yetunde, Bello Habibat Olamide, Ademuyiwa Rachael Damilola, Lawal Aishat Ayomide, Tiamiyu Oluwarantimi Kabirat, Ijatoye Bukola Abigail, Oluwadare Abiola Oluwatosin, Bamikefa Isaac Adebowale.
Justin Darlington Oziegbe ,Fanimokun Raheem Ayomide and Oshinuga Ayodeji Olalekan.
The students were offered the scholarship after successfully passing an exam organised by Goodmus Learning Centre in partnership with Turkish Government for 30 Nigerian students.
The exam which is being organized by Goodmus in partnership with Turkish government, First New Generation Citadel. JMATT Educational Consult. Al-Hatyq Travels n Tours, Lawal Abubakar As-Sideeq, Blossom Ideas and Solutions, Future Builders and Blofan-Tee model school.
The first batch of successful students will be leaving for turkey on October 27, 2020 just as some of them have already procured their Turkish visas.
Out of the 30 students, 12 successful students will be picked to study in Turkey with full blown scholarship. The best student is expected to secure a scholarship package that will include: feeding, accommodation, pocket money, till the student gets to PhD level.
According to the Learning Center, the best student from Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University will actually get a full blown scholarship.
Speaking during the exam held at Goodmus Learning Centre located Illupeju, Lagos, Operations Manager of the Centre, Mr Anthony Okenna said over 1000 students wrote the scholarship exams before they were pruned down to 30 students.
Okenna said that we are actually having the full-blown scholarship exams today. “Qualified students were invited to come and write the exams. There was an exam conducted earlier for students. This ones are the best of the rest. They are the ones present here. The scholarship program is a way to give back to the society and assist those who don’t have access to education”.
On why they chose Turkey as a country, Okenna said, “We chose Turkey because they are known for quality and affordable education. Most students want to travel abroad to study because of standards. They don’t have the financial capacity but Turkish education is affordable.
Beyond the exam, Okenna pointed out that those that are not selected after the exams also have 90 percent opportunity for off tuition scholarship. So it is a win win situation.
On the scope of the exam, Okenna stated that “It covers over 80 government universities in Turkey. Various schools have been coming to do their own exams and we are giving priority to those who have come first. The school that came this year is Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University while Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University did their own exam online. With the results, students can use it to apply to other universities once they get to Turkey. It covers over 80 government universities”.