“Her Own Room to Write”: Nigerian Female Lecturer Wins N15 Million Grant From Canada

“Her Own Room to Write”: Nigerian Female Lecturer Wins N15 Million Grant From Canada

  • A Nigeria lecturer, Rashidat Akande, has won a CAD 24,000 scholarship from the QES-AS-WA scheme for 2023
  • The scheme supports women researchers from West Africa and Canada to collaborate and create impact
  • Akande will conduct research on gender inequality and economic development in Nigeria at the University of Ottawa

A Nigerian scholar from Kwara State University (KWASU) has received a prestigious international scholarship grant worth 24,000 Canadian dollars.

Dr Rashidat Akande, who works in the Department of Economics and Development Studies, was selected as one of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship - Advanced Scholars- West Africa (QES-AS-WA) scheme for 2023.

KWASU lecturer bags multi-million naira grant from Canada
KWASU lecturer bags multi-million naira grant from Canada. Photo credit: @kwasuofficial Source: Instagram
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Academic exchange

The QES-AS-WA scheme is a collaborative initiative that supports academic exchange and research collaboration between West African and Canadian universities.

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The theme for the 2023 cohort is “Her own room to write”, which aims to empower women PhD holders and early career researchers to advance their research and positively impact their communities.

Dr Akande will participate in the programme for two months and conduct research at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

Gender inequality

Her research would focus on gender inequality and economic development in Nigeria.

She hopes to contribute to the existing knowledge and policy recommendations on improving women's economic opportunities and well-being in Nigeria.

Lasting impact

The QES-AS-WA scheme is funded by the Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and Canadian universities.

It aims to foster a dynamic community of young global leaders across West Africa and Canada who will create lasting impacts through their research and professional engagements.

See the Instagram post from KWASU here.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a beautiful Nigerian lady has, in a TikTok video, narrated the struggle she went through before getting an American visa.

The lady, @ibiayo, narrated that she anointed herself one year ago before going for her visa interview in Abuja. Despite her spiritual preparation, she was denied.

She battled an emotional breakdown due to the denial and even resigned from her job in Lagos state. According to her in a video, she joined a Hallelujah Challenge and was always dressed up for the midnight praise. Her blessing came when she got a scholarship that covered her tuition and living expenses.

Source: Legit.ng

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