The European Union Delegation of Nigeria, as well as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has announced that 93 Nigerian students have been selected for this year’s Erasmus+ 2020 scholarship.
Head of EU delegation, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, who said this on Tuesday at the virtual EU Erasmus scholarship orientation in Abuja, said the scholarship for the prestigious study programme was awarded to the best student candidates who applied under the annual selection rounds.
Karlsen noted that the selected students, coming from universities across Nigeria, would attend study programmes in at least two European countries over a period of 12 months to 24 months.
He said that having worked with the awardees on the field over the years; he knew the service they provided for the country.
“I worked a lot with you over the years; I have seen your work in the field; I know the service that you provide for your country as exceptional; so, it is always an honour for me to be with you.
“Last year, only 44 were selected, so we have doubled the number this year,’’ he said.
Karlsen added that the orientation event was one of the most important events of the year, one which was at par with meeting with the President or Ministers or the Sultan or Cardinals because nothing is more important for the future of Nigeria than the youth.