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British High Commission in Nigeria Expands Chevening Scholarships to Persons with Disabilities

British High Commission in Nigeria Expands Chevening Scholarships to Persons with Disabilities for 2024/2025 Academic Year (PHOTO: Youth Opportunities)
British High Commission in Nigeria Expands Chevening Scholarships to Persons with Disabilities for 2024/2025 Academic Year (PHOTO: Youth Opportunities)

The British High Commission in Nigeria has taken a significant step towards promoting inclusivity in education. In an announcement made by Ms. Gill Atkinson, the Deputy Commissioner of the British High Commission in Nigeria, the prestigious Chevening scholarship program will now be extended to Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) for the 2024/2025 academic year.

This move aims to provide equal educational opportunities for all, aligning with international conventions.

Atkinson emphasized Chevening’s commitment to fairness and inclusivity, stating, “Chevening is designed not to discriminate against any particular group of people but to give them the opportunities to study, meet their passions and bring those skills and experiences that they have discovered and developed back to Nigeria.”

The Chevening program has long been a symbol of cooperation between the UK and the Nigerian government, particularly in the education sector.

Atkinson pointed out that this expansion showcases the UK’s commitment to promoting the inclusion of PWDs in society, saying, “The inclusion of persons with disabilities into the programs is a way the UK government shows them that they are just like every other person with great abilities.”

Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Ladepo, the Chevening Programme Officer in Nigeria, highlighted the potential and valuable contributions that individuals with disabilities can make to Nigeria.

She emphasized that this initiative is not solely based on their disabilities but on their often-overlooked abilities, stating, “We are not giving PWDs only because of their disabilities but because they have the ability that many have overlooked due to their disability.”

This expansion of the Chevening scholarship to PWDs represents a collaborative effort between the UK and Nigeria to create a more inclusive and equitable educational landscape. It reflects a shared belief that inclusivity strengthens society and contributes to a brighter future for all.

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