- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is giving 424 scholarship slots to Nigerians out of the 6,597 it gives to Africans
- According to the kingdom, the Republic of Benin will be getting just 150 spaces to apply for the scholarship
- The free education opportunity is not restricted to limited courses as successful candidates have access to various fields and universities
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has said that it is giving 424 scholarship slots to Nigerians to study in various universities in the country.
This was made known in a press release by the Royal Embassy in Abuja on Monday, November 16. It added the slots are part of the 6,597 scholarship the kingdom empowers Africans with, Daily Trust reports.
Out of those slots, 150 were given to people from the Republic of Benin. The embassy said interested candidates of the scholarship are to reach out to their country’s Ministry of Education on how to apply.
Alternatively, information may also be received from the Saudi Embassy. A part of its statement read:
“The Embassy appreciates the cordial relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the federal republic of Nigeria as well as with the friendly African countries”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it will grant the 10-year golden visa to all PhD holders, physicians, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity, and biotechnology.
Others that will benefit from the golden visa include graduates from UAE-accredited universities with 3.8 GPA and above.
The disclosure was made on Sunday, November 15, by the vice president of UAE and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
It was gathered that the decision was approved by the UAE cabinet and it is aimed at attracting and retaining experts from various fields.
Also benefitting from the golden visa are those with specialised degrees in artificial intelligence, big data, or epidemiology and virology.
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