Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts

June 19, 2018

This Is How To Apply For Student Visa In Nigeria (Cost And Requirements)

It has come to our attention a lot of Nigerian youths recently have been looking for ways to leave the country. It’s a sad thing to see.
If this were 10 years ago I’d advise all Nigerians looking forward to leave to stay and become an entrepreneur in Nigeria, but at the moment? I won’t blame anyone trying to Immigrate out of this place.
One of the best ways people try to get citizenship in foreign countries is by starting with studying in those countries.
From our research, there are several countries that Nigerians go to for higher education. Some countries are however more popular than others due to factors like work opportunities, cost of education, immigration policies, etc.
We have picked out the top five countries from the long list and simplified the application process for all five.
The five countries are CanadaUnited KingdomUnited StatesCyprus, and Australia.
At the mention of a Visa, you might get scared. Don’t worry; getting a student visa is not rocket science. With this list, you’ll have everything you need.
Most student visa applications have similar requirements.
They all require you to provide the following:-

1. Get Proof of Admission

First of all for you to apply for any student visa, you need to make sure you’ve been admitted to a school in the respective country.
Your admission letter (or confirmation of enrollment certificate in the case of an Australian student visa) will stand as a proof of admission.

2. Get A Valid International Passport

This is important; if the expiry date of your passport is close, make sure you renew it months before you intend to submit your visa application.
Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after your visa is granted.

3. You Proof of Financial Support

The step I would like to call 3rd is that you need to provide proof that you’re financially capable of paying your school fees and living expenses abroad.
They want to know that you won’t be a burden to their government. You can do this by providing bank statements showing sufficient funds.
If you’ll be attending school on a scholarship, provide documentation which verifies your scholarship e.g. your scholarship letter.
Before you apply, check for tuition and living costs of studying in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and Dubai.

4. Academic Transcripts or Certificates Needed

You also should provide original copies of transcripts, exam certificates, and certificates earned from all schools attended prior to the school you want to attend.
You just need to be able to present documents which show your past academic performance.
You can also decide to attach a resume of documents from your current or previous place of work.

5. Get Passport Photographs

I believe this to be public knowledge, of course you need to take passport photographs for every visa application.
However, every country has different specifications on photo dimensions and numbers. For example, for the U.S Visa Application, the passport picture dimensions are wider than the regular passport picture.
Make sure you check ahead and tell the photographer what you’re taking the picture for. They usually know the correct dimensions.

6. Visa Application Form

The first major step in your student visa application is filling an application form. Most countries have a dedicated website for online applications.
For Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Dubai and Canada.

7. Visa Application Fee

With the application form, you need to pay an application fee. The application fees for:
Canada – 150 Canadian Dollars – approximately 44,400 Naira
United States – 160 US Dollars – approximately 57,700 Naira
Dubai – depends on the university but can range from AED 2720 i.e. 266,950 Naira
United Kingdom – £322 + the health surcharge which is £150 per study year. For a one-year program, that is approximately £420 – 205,030 Naira
Australia – 560 Australian Dollars – 161,390 Naira

8. Additional Requirements

Apart from the mentioned requirements, some countries require additional things as part of their visa application process.
For example, for a Canadian or Australian Visa, you may need to get a medical clearance and Criminal Record Check/police report.
These will attract extra costs.



9. Attend a visa interview

For most first-time visa applications, the respective embassy will require you to attend a physical interview and present all your supporting documents.
Don’t be nervous; just make sure you have everything we’ve listed. You should do further research just to be safe.
If it’s hard to keep up with the long.

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May 25, 2018

Kogi Govt Commences Payment of Bursary to Students

Kogi state government has commenced the payment of bursary allowance to indigenous students across the country.

The payment as billed, will capture students who completed their registration on the bursary portal (www.kssb.kg.gov.ng) before the deadline.

The bursary payment is scheduled to be paid in batches as some students have already started receiving credit alert directly into their registered bank account.

National Diploma (ND); National Certificate of Education (NCE), and School of Nursing and Health Science students are receiving credit alerts of N9,000.

Students undergoing Degree/Higher National Diploma (HND) are receiving credit alert N12,000, while Law/Medicine students are receiving N18,000.

The bursary portal will be reopened for prospective students to register for the 2018/2019 bursary allowance.

Governor Yahaya Bello, while reiterating his focus on education as one of the priorities of his administration urged students to key into the programs of the scholarship board in order to take advantage of the huge benefits that are available to them there.

About a month ago, Governor Bello increased the bursary allowance of Kogi state indigenes in tertiary institutions by 300 percent with immediate approval of payment to registered students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

A total of 8,318 students registered for the bursary allowance nationwide, while over N98 million has been approved by the governor for payment of the allowance.
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April 19, 2018

National Lottery Trust Fund Donates First Aid Kits To 9 Schools In Kogi

National Lottery Trust Fund Donates First Aid Kits To 9 Schools In Kogi

By Stephen Adeleye

The National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF), on Tuesday donated First Aid Kits and drugs to nine secondary schools in the Kogi to enhance first aid treatment in the state.

The Zonal Coordinator, North-Central of NLTF, Mr Bankole Kamor, disclosed this while presenting the kits to principals of the benefiting schools at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Lokoja.

The secondary schools are: ECWA Secondary School, Mopa, Government Secondary Schol, Giriya, Oga/Okpo Grammar School, Ayebelewo, Titcom College, Egbe and Government Secondary School, Ogotu.

Others are: Osara Sceondary School, Osara,  Government Secondary School, Abuko Okupa, Ihima Community Secondary School, Obeiba and Oke-Oyi Secondary School, Ponyan.
Kamor said that the fund was established under the National Lottery Act 35 of 2005.

According to him, the fund is to collect and keep the proceeds due for lottery activities across the country and use them to promote good causes for Nigerians.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, we charge minimum of 20 per cent of proceeds that organisations generated during promo.

“Last year, we distributed sports wears and equipment to schools. This time, we are concentrating on health because we found out that most schools across this country lack first aid.
“We now came up with this idea to donate first aid kits with drugs to nine schools in each state across the country, including FCT. ‘

‘We have done for primary schools in 2017,’’ he said.

Kamor urged the state government, through the Ministry of Education, to support the benefiting secondary school, to ensure proper usage of the drugs and replacement and sustain the kits to ensure their continuity.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, commended the fund for the gesture.

“Medical aid is always on high demand and we need more of it,’’ she said.

Osikoya, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Science and Technology, Mr Moses Abara, however, warned the principals of the affected schools not to convert the kits to personal use.

According to the commissioner, the items must be used judiciously and for the purpose intended and handled with care by qualified health officers in their various schools.

She also said that the ministry would be conducting regular routine checks to ensure that the items were properly handled and judiciously utilised.

The commissioner, who assured the fund that the ministry would ensure proper usage of the drugs and replacement for sustainability, directed the state Teaching Service Commission to ensure proper monitoring of the items.

Mr Kayode Joseph, the Principal of ECWA Secondary School (ESSMO), Mopa, who spoke on behalf of the principals, thanked the fund for the gesture.

“We are saying a big thank you for the gesture.

“We promise to make good use of the items and always replace the drugs as soon as they are exhausted,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that items contain: stethoscope, thermometer, scissors, kidney dishes, face masks, plasters, surgical gloves, antiseptic cream, paracetamol, vasoprin tablets, hydrogen peroxide, among others.

(NAN)
 Credits: Kogireports
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April 15, 2018

LG Administrator Donates N.5m to Okene Schools for Winning Competition



The Administrator of Okene Local Government Area, Hon Abdulrazaq Muhammad on Friday gave the sum of N500,000 to the students and teachers of LGEA Primary School Onyukoko, Okene for their victory at the 2018 National Mathematics Competition. 

Recall that the school and one other branch in Okene Local Government emerged best at the mathematics contest.

Abdulrazaq Muhammad who was overwhelmed,  praised the teachers and encouraged them to continue putting unrelenting effort to impacting on the future leaders of Nigeria.

He did not also forget to address educators in both primary and secondary schools to emulate the teachers of these two schools whose kids brought glory to Okene and Kogi State.
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April 10, 2018

Okene LGEA Primary School Emerges Best at National Mathematics Competition

Who would have thought that a public school in Okene, Kogi State would create record and sustain same in the annals of Nigeria's national competitions. 
For the third time in history, the LGEA Demonstration Standard Nursery and Primary School sitted in the comfort of Onyukoko in Okene has again emerged best at the Annual National Mathematics Competition.

Ebira Reporters recalls that last year, the pupils of the school bagged 9 best prizes out of 15, an achievement reported to be first since the inception of the school. 
This academic record was also traced to February 2016, when the pupils clinched the 1st to 5th positions out of the 700 pupils from the 21 Local Government Areas of Kogi state at the First Round of Nigerian Turkish International College National Mathematics Competiotion.

Interestingly, at the just concluded 2018 edition of the competition, LGEA Standard School has done it again at the Nigerian Turkish International College Kaduna, and Kano Centres, as they raked virtually all the prizes this time. 
At the Kaduna centre, they grabbed the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 10th positions respectively; while at the Kano Centre, the pupils also grabbed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th positions.

While the gold medalists (1st -3rd) and silver medalists (4th-7th) will enjoy full scholarship, the bronze medalists (8th-11th) will have only their tuition covered. 

Sources at the event who could not hide their delight, told Ebira Reporters that the Head Teacher of the school, Mr Abdulmalik Abdullah has been behind the success stories of the school, and has ensured the consistent rise in the academic standard of the students.

Credits: Ebira Reporters
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March 23, 2018

Kogi Gov. Increases Students Bursary Allowance By 300%, Approves N98.5m For Disbursement

Kogi Gov. Increases Students Bursary Allowance By 300%, Approves N98.5m For Disbursement


In order to relieve parents and guardians some financial burdens, the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has increased the bursary allowance of Kogi State indigenes in tertiary institutions by 300 percent with immediate approval of payment to registered students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Odaudu Joel Minister, a total of 8,318 students registered for the bursary allowance nationwide, while the sum of ninety-eight million, five hundred and sixty-five thousand, one hundred and eighty naira (N98,565,180) has been approved by the governor for payment of the bursary allowance.

The Kogi State Scholarship board floated a portal (www.kssb.kg.gov.ng) where students registered for the bursary online. A breakdown of the registration done by Kogi State students nationwide shows that National Diploma (ND I) students who registered are 394 while National Diploma II (ND II) students are 617.

National Certificate of Education (NCE I) students who registered are 92; NCE II students are 156, while NCE III students are 195.

A total of 111 students in School of Nursing and College of Health Technology registered. Those in Higher National Diploma I (HND I) who registered are 1,014, while HND II students are 1,195.
Students undergoing degree programmes in universities across the country (other than Law and Medicine) who registered are 4,189. Registered students studying Law are 155, while Medical students are 196.

By and large, a total of 8,318 registered for the bursary scheme nationwide.
The new increased rate of bursary allowance as approved by the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello shows that National Diploma (ND); National Certificate of Education (NCE), and School of Nursing and Health Science  students are to take 9,000 naira as bursary allowance.

Higher National Diploma (HND) and students undergoing degree programmes in universities across the country are to take 12,000 naira, while those studying Law and Medicine will have 18,000 naira as bursary allowance.

Payment of the bursary begins next week and will be paid directly into individual accounts provided by each registered student.

While addressing members of his cabinet on the subject matter during the State Executive Council Meeting yesterday, the Governor opined that the era of table payment of bursary allowance to students of Kogi extraction is gone, urging students to key into the digital operations of the State Scholarship Board in order to benefit from the scheme.

Also, the governor asserted that as an Ambassador of the youth in governance, his administration has put education on the front burners as it is a thematic priority in his government. He directed the Accountant-General of the State to ensure beneficiaries are paid before the end of next week.



The bursary portal will be reopened shortly after payment next week for prospective beneficiaries to register for the 2018/2019 academic session.
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March 22, 2018

Gov Bello Approves Payment of Bursary to Tertiary Students



In order to relieve parents and guardians some financial burdens, the Kogi State Governor, Alh Yahaya Bello has increased the bursary allowance of Kogi State indigenes in tertiary institutions by 300 percent with immediate approval of payment to registered students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Odaudu Joel Minister, a total of 8,318 students registered for the bursary allowance nationwide, while the sum of ninety-eight million, five hundred and sixty-five thousand, one hundred and eighty naira (N98,565,180) has been approved by the governor for payment of the bursary allowance.

The Kogi State Scholarship board floated a portal (www.kssb.kg.gov.ng) where students registered for the bursary online. A breakdown of the registration done by Kogi State students nationwide shows that National Diploma (ND I) students who registered are 394 while National Diploma II (ND II) students are 617.

National Certificate of Education (NCE I) students who registered are 92; NCE II students are 156, while NCE III students are 195.

A total of 111 students in School of Nursing and College of Health Technology registered. Those in Higher National Diploma I (HND I) who registered are 1,014, while HND II students are 1,195. 

Students undergoing degree programmes in universities across the country (other than Law and Medicine) who registered are 4,189. Registered students studying Law are 155, while Medical students are 196.

By and large, a total of 8,318 registered for the bursary scheme nationwide.

The new increased rate of bursary allowance as approved by the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello shows that National Diploma (ND); National Certificate of Education (NCE), and School of Nursing and Health Science  students are to take 9,000 naira as bursary allowance.

Higher National Diploma (HND) and students undergoing degree programmes in universities across the country are to take 12,000 naira, while those studying Law and Medicine will have 18,000 naira as bursary allowance.

Payment of the bursary begins next week and will be paid directly into individual accounts provided by each registered student. 

While addressing members of his cabinet on the subject matter during the State Executive Council Meeting yesterday, the Governor opined that the era of table payment of bursary allowance to students of Kogi extraction is gone, urging students to key into the digital operations of the State Scholarship Board in order to benefit from the scheme.

Also, the governor asserted that as an Ambassador of the youth in governance, his administration has put education on the front burners as it is a thematic priority in his government. He directed the Accountant-General of the State to ensure beneficiaries are paid before the end of next week.

The bursary portal will be reopened shortly after payment next week for prospective beneficiaries to register for the 2018/2019 academic session.
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March 17, 2018

Vendetta: Kogi Commissioner, Adviser ‘Hijacks’ NAKOSS Convention N5m Fund

Vendetta: Kogi Commissioner, Adviser ‘Hijacks’ NAKOSS Convention N5m Fund

PRESS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL NAKOSS SECRETARIAT.

COMMISSIONER FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS (HON SANI OGU SALISU) AND HON MD ESEYIN ( S.A ON YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, SPORT AND STUDENT MATTERS) AND OTHERS HIJACK FIVE MILLION NAIRA NAKOSS CONVENTION FUND FOR VENDETTA PURPOSE.

Fellow great Students of Kogi State, it has become very expedient for the National Secretariat of 
NAKOSS to come out and make clarifications on the allegations that Kogi State Government has approved the sum of Five Million (₦5,000,000) Naira for the conduct of forthcoming NATIONAL NAKOSS CONVENTION.

To this effect, we wish to state without recourse  that the NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF NAKOSS is not in any way in disposition of the alleged sum of Money.

However, we are aware that the Commissioner of Youth and Sport , Prince Sani Oguh and the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kogi State on Youth Empowerment, Sports and Students matters who are neither members of the Association nor in any way legitimate authorities to negotiate on behalf of the Association were the ones who actually collected this Sum without the knowledge of the Association.
Therefore, we will not allow any set of Persons to mortgage the future of Kogi State Students for any reason. For the avoidance of doubt, it should be noted that the Commissioner of Youth Empowerment and Sports has no right to interfere in student matters and even the Special Adviser to the Governor on Students Affairs has limitation to the extent at which he can interfere in Student Matters.

It should be noted that before this time, the current leadership of NATIONAL NAKOSS do not have a cordial relationship with the Special Adviser to Governor on Youth Empowerment, Sports and Students matters owing to his dubious and greedy life style. Hon M.D ESEYIN has numerously involved in the extortion of students association. Most recent was the hijack of the mobilization fund that was released to the Association during the APC MEGA RALLY which he failed to until he was confronted by the students who held him at ransom until he remitted the money.

Hon Sani Oguh Salisu has no record in the roll call of past executives of the Association at the National level nor is he in any way a custodian of Kogi State Students and therefore lacks the capacity to get involved on the processes of NAKOSS NATIONAL CONVENTION. It should be noted that he contested for the position of NATIONAL NAKOSS President in the year 2010 but lost to Comrade Idrisu Yahaya AKA Dutchman because he was unpopular. Subsequently, he also contested for the position the Chairman NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA, Kogi State chapter  in the year 2010 and 2013 but was also defeated because of His unpopularity.

We are therefore calling on the government of Kogi State to beware of the antecedents and the true intentions behind the actions of these government functionaries as it is obvious that all they are interested in is the extortion of money from the government in the name of Kogi State Students and as well use this as an avenue to impose candidates on the students without passing through the proper channel or procedures for the conduct of NAKOSS NATIONAL CONVENTION as contained in the Association’s Constitution.

We also want to call on the Stakeholders who are recognised by the Constitution as an arm of the Association to come to our aide to avoid imposition and denting of the Association’s image. Because it is obvious their intention is to hijack the Association and as well impose their candidate of choice on the Studehts without the consultation of the Association’s executives and the Stakeholders.
To further make clarifications for the avoidance, yesterday being the 16th of March 2018, a meeting of Stakeholders which was called to put in place safe atmosphere for the convention was cancelled just one hour to the time of the meeting and the rationale behind this is their fear for their can of infamous and dubious activities to be revealed.

The singular intention of Hon Sani Oguh Salisu is to use NAKOSS for vendetta purposes due to his series of defeat in both NAKOSS and NYCN Kogi State chapter.

Conclusively, the sum of Five Million Naira collected in the name of NAKOSS is neither in the disposition of the Association’s leadership either in cash or in the Association’s account but rather with the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and the Special Adviser to the Governor on student matters. Rumour also has it that after even collecting this Sum of Five Million Naira, the working figure trending in town is One Million, Five Hundred Naira Only.
Thanks and God bless.

Signed:
Comrade Ahmed Usman Shehu
President.
Comrade Mohammed Sani Bello
Secretary General.
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