The Centre for International, Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS), Lagos has announced a scholarship scheme for current and aspiring Commonwealth school leaders wishing to obtain a postgraduate qualification in school management in 2015.
A statement by the Registrar of the Centre, Annette LeSage, said, “There are a total of twenty (20) scholarships available, worth a total of Five Million Naira (N5, 000, 000)” adding that “Every successful applicant can receive up to three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000) towards his or her tuition fees at CIAPS for the duration of the recipient’s one-year postgraduate study”.
The CIAPS Commonwealth Scholarships are part of the new CIAPS Scholars Scholarship programmes, which will directly benefit students entering postgraduate education in 2015.
The Centre Director Anthony Kila reiterated that CIAPS is “dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, we are looking for teachers and school managers who are pursuing higher learning so that they can play a part in making their school and society a better place.
The statement further noted that “Students will be selected on the basis of a Personal Statement and Interview” advising that “A good personal statement must not exceed 1000 words and it will be a chance to tell us about yourself, why you think you deserve this scholarship and how you think it will help you serve yourself and society once you graduate”.
In order to be eligible to apply students must:
- Hold a first degree of at least lower second-class standard, or higher qualification.
- Have been offered and accepted his or her offer of a place at CIAPS, 2015 entry.
- Be Commonwealth citizens or be residents in a developing Commonwealth country.
- Refugees or people working with organisations linked with developing Commonwealth countries are also considered.