Over 60 Nigerians Sponsored to China Varsities Return, Bag Automatic Jobs

Over 60 Nigerians Sponsored to China Varsities Return, Bag Automatic Jobs

  • Chinese construction company, CCECC Nigeria Limited, has received 65 Nigerian students it sponsored to study at universities in China
  • At the welcome ceremony for the graduates, the company announced that it would be offering the students automatic employment
  • It was also gathered that the students would be incorporated into the construction sector to help foster infrastructural development in Nigeria

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FCT, Abuja - At least 65 Nigerian students sponsored to study in China by CCECC Nigeria Limited have returned and will get automatic employment with the firm.

It was gathered that the scheme was a collaboration between the organisation, Central South University and Chang’an University, Daily Trust reported.

CCECC, Nigerian Students
The management of CCECC has offered automatic jobs to the 65 graduates who returned from studying in China on a fully-funded scholarship. Photo Credit: @CceccNig
Source: UGC

According to the report, 197 students got scholarships to study in China, and 92 have completed their academic programs.

Legit.ng gathered that 65 of the students who returned to Nigeria comprised 49 undergraduates and 16 post-graduates.

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The graduates specialise in various fields like civil engineering, transportation engineering, and road, bridge and river-crossing engineering.

On Wednesday, July 5, during the warm reception given to the returnees at the CCECC Nigeria Limited headquarters in Abuja, the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr Magdalene Ajani, said they would play a pivotal role in revitalising Nigeria’s transport system.

She urged the graduates to contribute their skills and knowledge to help the federal government’s transport projects, especially in railway construction.

CCECC mgt offers Nigerian graduates automatic employment

Speaking at the gathering, the managing director of CCECC Nigeria Limited, Mr Wang Xixue, revealed that the scholarship scheme has been on since 2018.

He said:

“In 2018, the first batch of 45 students who started their five-year undergraduate program in Ahmed Bello University were selected to attend this 3+2 program, which means that after 3-year study in Nigeria, they will be sponsored by CCECC to continue their study in Central South University, China.

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“Among these 45 young talents, 25 students have already returned to Nigeria after their graduation in 2020. Twenty are continuing their study for master’s degrees, and now these 20 students are also standing here after their successful graduation this year."

Meanwhile, the chairman of CCECC Nigeria Limited, Zhang Zhichen, congratulated the returnees on the conclusion of their program.

He urged them to effectively apply what they had learned in China to help foster development and contribute to the economy of Nigerians.

Gov Zulum sponsors 19 orphans abroad to study medicine, students to Get $200 monthly stipend

In another development, Governor Babagana Zulum proved he was one of the best serving-governors in Nigeria, according to reports.

He approved N250m to sponsor 19 orphans of the state to study medicine and surgery in Egypt.

It was gathered that all 19 beneficiaries were selected from all the local governments in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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