"Deadline is December 31": Application Begins as Group is Set to Pay UTME Fees For 100 Students

"Deadline is December 31": Application Begins as Group is Set to Pay UTME Fees For 100 Students

  • A group, Academic Excellence Initiative, has invited secondary students to apply for its free UTME-JAMB scholarship
  • The group is set to select 100 intelligent students and pay for their 2024 UTME as a way of encouraging academic excellence
  • Application for the fund has already started on the AEI website and will terminate on December 31, 2023

A group has invited interested secondary school students to apply for its free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) funds.

The group, Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI), will offset the 2024 UTME fees for 100 students.

Group invites students to apply for UTME sponsorship.
The group said selected students would write UTME for free. Photo credit: Getty Images/Hill Street Studios and JAMB. Photos for illustration only.
Source: UGC

Successful candidates would have their UTME registration fees of N7,700 paid by the group.

According to AEI, the aim is to assist sound and intelligent students who may otherwise not have funds for the UTME.

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Group to sponsor 100 UTME candidates

Application for the funds has kicked off, and interested UTME candidates are to visit the AEI portal to apply.

The deadline for the application is December 31, and the selection examination will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Ibadan Boys' High School, Oke-Bola, Ibadan.

One of the conditions for selection is that applicants must have completed their O'level and be ready to take the UTME in 2024.

Also, the applicants must have a functional email address and a National Identification Number and not be a previous beneficiary.

Man to assist people get international passports

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian academic residing in Canada said he and donors are set to help 100 people pay for their international passports.

In what has become a yearly ritual, Dr OIumuyiwa Igbalajobi said donations for the passports have hit N935k so far.

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Igbalajobi told Legit.ng that 100 young scholars willing to relocate abroad for studies would get N30k each for their Nigerian passports.

Brilliant student dies after getting scholarship

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian girl scored 9As in WAEC, but unfortunately, she died.

The girl, Chinecherem Promise Ibeh, also got a scholarship to study software engineering in the United Kingdom.

A burial flyer seen on several Facebook walls indicated that the girl was from the Umunneochi local government area of Abia state.

Source: Legit.ng

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