The Embassy of the United States of America in Lagos, Nigeria has unveiled the “Window on America” in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka geared towards providing Nigerian youths with opportunities available in the United States of America. It equally aims at offering dynamic programming on topics including U.S. culture and society, education, women’s empowerment, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and STEM learning to Nigerians from all walks of life.
In his remarks at the official launching of the study centre, on Tuesday, the Public Affairs Officer, U.S Consulate, Lagos, Mr. Stephen Ibelli, said the programme is aimed at connecting the students to self-help opportunities in America.
Mr. Ibelli described the platform as a wonderful place to engage, educate and empower the University students and young people of the community in varieties of beneficial programmes.
He stated that the community-centric hub would strengthen the partnership between the University and the United States, as well as prepare the next generation of leaders in Nigeria.
According to him, “The Awka Window on America will be an incubation centre for talented young persons, who will be exposed to explore and develop their natural endowments, as well as their leadership and entrepreneurial skills through programs, workshops, and practical training designed by the consulate.
“The window will help to promote mutual understanding between the US and great youths of Nigeria to access information about the United States, its government, culture, history, and opportunity to study in the United States. It will benefit the University, as well as the community, where young people shall continue to educate their minds, develop their ideas, leadership and entrepreneurial skills through various programs designed especially for them.”
On opportunities for Nigerians in the United States especially students, the United States’ Consulate Public Affairs Officer said that “the Country offers a lot of opportunities for Nigerians, who wish to live or pursue their education abroad, with information available on the US Embassy website.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Okechukwu Esimone, FAS in his remarks, said the gesture would be an added leverage in his quest to accomplish his vision to make the university the first 200 in the world.
“We see this as a unique opportunity to express our talents and gifts and to reach out to the wider society through the window the US is providing. The materialization of the “Awka Window On America is an eloquent testament of the mutual uncommon commitment from both the University and the Consulate-General, and by extension the United States Mission in Nigeria to forge an enduring collaboration between both parties.”
He further lauded the U.S. government for the partnership that culminated in the opening of the centre in the University, expressing optimism that youth in the Awka metropolis will benefit immensely from the resources available at the Awka Window on America.
Earlier, the centre’s Director, Professor Ike Odimegwu maintained that the platform would offer academic, literary, and cultural opportunities for the people, as well as promote mutual exchange and growth of knowledge.
It is important to note that the Window on America is a type of American Space located in over 150 countries worldwide. Windows on America host a variety of events designed to bring Americans and Nigerians closer together. Regular talks by U.S. Speakers, Embassy staff, Fulbright scholars, and other Americans will allow U.S. and Nigerian citizens to interact and exchange ideas.
The Window on America will also provide a venue for the Embassy and Consulate outreach activities, offering a meeting place for U.S. Government alumni, and a host for visiting speakers, film series, and other events that promote a better understanding of the U.S.
If you think this post can be helpful to somebody else, please share it on Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook. There are buttons below for this (easy to use too)!
How to know if you are to write 2021 JAMB supplementary exam
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it has concluded plans to conduct the JAMB supplementary exam for 2021 UTME candidates o August 6th, 2021. According to JAMB, candidates that are to take the supplementary exam has been notified already.
For the benefit of the doubt, we have decided to explain how candidates can tell if they are to take part in the supplementary exam or not.
How to know if you are to write the JAMB supplementary exam
The rescheduled candidates are in the following categories:
1. Candidates who could not be initially scheduled for examination owing to their inability to timely procure and supply their mandatory NINs or profile codes until after the close of the registration exercise and, therefore, had to purchase Bank Drafts (as against the usual vending of PINs) after the scheduled period for the examination and were later registered.
2. Few candidates who encountered peculiar biometric verification problems, or who failed biometric verification on the examination date (and were recaptured) but were not allowed to partake in the examination. (Adequate screening arrangements have been made to reverify such claims and any candidate found to be involved in any form of impersonation will be identified for prosecution).
3. Candidates who were unable to sit for the UTME owing to the clash of timetables of the UTME and the then ongoing NABTEB examinations and whose particulars have been verified and supplied directly to JAMB by NABTEB.
4. Candidates who have been ascertained by JAMB to have experienced genuine rescheduling/technical problems as was the case in 30 of the 760 centres used for the examination.
5. Candidates who are able to print out their supplementary exam slip. The truth is that even if you fall into any of the categories above but you are unable to print your supplementary exam slip, it simply means that JAMB has not shortlisted you for the supplementary exam and hence, you are not qualified for the exam. If you are yet to print your JAMB supplementary slip, CLICK HERE to do so.
Share This Post:
JAMB Subject Combination For Tourism
ADMISSION4 weeks ago
Pan African University (PAU) scholarship program 2021
EDUCATION3 weeks ago
Harvard University Academy Scholars Program 2021/2022 | Stipend Available
EDUCATION3 weeks ago
PTDF Scholarship for Undergraduate & Postgraduate in Nigerian Universities 2021/2022
EDUCATION4 weeks ago
Apply for Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Undergraduate Scholarships, 2021/2022
EDUCATION4 weeks ago
Pan African University (PAU) Scholarship Programme 2021
ADMISSION3 weeks ago
PTDF scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students 2021/2022
NEWS4 weeks ago
Parliament approved allowances for Presidential spouses – Oppong Nkrumah
EDUCATION3 weeks ago
Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Entrepreneurship Training Program 2021