The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the recipients of this year’s AIG Scholarships who will join the MPP class later this month. They are: Adejoke Are (Nigeria); Murjanatu Mohammed Audu (Nigeria); Uchechukwu Nwokediuko (Nigeria); Chioma Oparadike (Nigeria); Folasade Osho (Nigeria); Victoria Udom (Nigeria).
The announcement coincides with the new admissions window opening – applications for AIG scholarships to study for the MPP for the academic year 2021-22 are accepted from today until Thursday 15 October. Visit the AIG website to find out more about how to apply to become one of 2021 AIG Scholars.
“The AIG Scholarships selection process is particularly rigorous and, each year, progressively attracts exceptional talent with potential for great achievement. We are pleased to announce this new cohort of five women and one man, and honoured to support their commitment to public service” said Chienye Ogwo, Chief Executive Officer of AIG.
Every year since 2017, as part of the partnership between the Blavatnik School of Government and AIG, the organisation has awarded fully funded scholarships to young, outstanding West Africans from all backgrounds who are passionate about the public sector.
“AIG has a vision of a public sector in Africa that is effective, values-driven, service-oriented and results-focused. To support the attainment of this vision, we are proud to invest in the development of a critical mass of transformation champions who can lead this transformation process” said Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Founder and Chairman of AIG.
After spending one year in Oxford to study for our Master of Public Policy, AIG Scholars are expected to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector.
“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity that AIG has given me. I have a passion for public service and believe in my ability to lead transformations in the public sector. The AIG Scholarship provides me with a platform to build my capacity and contribute to the emergence of an effective and efficient public service in Nigeria.” – Murjanatu Mohammed Audu, 2020 AIG Scholar.
“I believe the public sector is a platform through which I can make impact at scale. One of the things I hope to gain at the Blavatnik School of Government is a refreshed way of thinking on how to deliver positive change through governance, especially in uncertain and difficult times.” – Uchechukwu Nwokediuko, 2020 AIG Scholar.