AIG Announces First-Ever Oxford Scholarship RecipientsThe Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) has announced the first-ever recipients of the AIG Scholarships at the University of Oxford.
These are fully-funded scholarships available to West Africans who are passionate about the public sector to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
“We are pleased to support our six AIG Scholars in their aspiration to acquire the skills and experience that will enable them elevate their capabilities and contribute meaningfully to the development of their nations,” said Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, AIG Founder and Chairman. “These outstanding, young Africans will return home after their studies as high-performing public servants.”
This scholarship will be awarded every year to 6 West Africans, though for this year AIG elected to fund an additional scholarship.
The recipients of the first AIG scholarships are Emokiniovo Akpughe (Nigeria), Efosa Trevor Edobor (Nigeria), Abdul-Fatawu Z. Hakeem (Ghana), Chukwunonso Iheoma (Nigeria), Oluwapelumi Simpson (Nigeria) and Emmanuel Taiwo (Nigeria).
Speaking about the scholarship, one of the recipients Emmanuel Taiwo who graduated from the University of Lagos with First Class Honours stated – “As a young person intending to help transform my country, I believe that excellence in public service is the way to go. Studying at the University of Oxford promises to be a life changing experience for me and positions me to serve my country in a vital policy advisory capacity.”
AIG also today announced the opening of the application window for the 2018-2019 AIG Scholarships. The application window will close October 2, 2017.