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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Chronicle Of Blog Visitor Narrative

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STAND ALONE NARRATIVE
USING ONES LIFE SAVINGS TO MOVE AHEAD



Hello Stella,
I need the opinions of BVs on an issue.
I'm running an MSc program in a Nigerian university, with an almost guaranteed job in a university when i finish late next year.

The current ASUU strike has made me to start thinking of what the future holds for me as a young person in Nigeria with everything happening. I must tell you the struggle hasn't been easy.



I'm thinking of applying for scholarships outside the country. I've about a hundred thousand naira saved as my emergency fund and I'm thinking of using it to get an international passport and write IELTS exam to enable me apply for the scholarships. 


Doing an MSc abroad will enable me have access to the current trends and equipment in science and there won't be any ASUU trouble.


Is it reasonable to use my life savings to chase an uncertain dream? When I can finish my MSc, get a job and later apply for tetfund and go for my PhD but will have to come back and build a career in Nigeria or go with the scholarship idea, travel and see what life has to offer me beyond the shores of this country.
PS- I'm sponsoring myself here with the little jobs I get.
Thanks.



*That your supposed life savings is nothing at all and i suggest you invest it into getting a passport and the exam.....hundred thousand naira cannot do anything for you so please use it and move on.....

34 comments:

  1. Nne a bird at hand is worth millions in the bush. How sure are you, you will get the scholarship sef? You better stay with us here for now.

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    1. Apply for admission/scholarships first, after you secure this you can then spend money on international passport and IELTS.

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    2. I will advice you to finish your MSc and try as much as possible to secure the job in the university.
      Then save more money and hustle for international scholarships.
      All the best.

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    3. Wait for tetfund. Do you know the fraction of people getting scholarships from naija? Most ppl schooling abroad are self funded

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  2. If you buy forms and do passport the money is gone. Meanwhile if you pass the exams you still need a whole lot of money for admission and all. Think well....

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  3. 100k? That's way too small mehn... Just use it to start biz sef and continue saving. You can sponsor yourself later from the profit you get.

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    1. Poster, ur second name na school o. How are u sure you we get d admission you are seeking for abroad? With DAT kind of money? 100# is too small for everything o it we carry you no were. Just settle down here ist and start up a trade with dat money ist. Nothing is too small. Education can wait. Is not running. You can sponsor yourself later wen you are fi ancially ok

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  4. 100k is for what. How will you pay the school fees if you are taken.

    100k is not 100 millions e

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  5. That your savings is too small. You need to save more. Going abroad is good but you are not financially ready. Better stay here and work some more.

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    1. The passport and IELTS only will finish the money sf.

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  6. Please make do with the latter options. What makes you think you will get visa and all. Manage and finsh your msc, get a job and continue to save for the next education. I don't think spending all at once is wise. What happens is you dont pass the exam or bounced at embassy. Wisdom is needed sha.

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  7. When he/she applies for the scholarship abroad, with what money will you apply for visa, buy ticket, make travel plans. US visa is 64k(visiting visa)don't know about student visa, Uk visiting visa is about 120k(2yrs). Not to talk of ticket, You need atleast half a million because even cheapest ticket to Europe is between 265k/300k. Passport money is the least of your expenses. 100k cannot do nada for anyone that wants to travel abroad. You need minimum 500k.
    Pls finish your MSC, apply for job in a private University, work for maybe 3/5yrs, gather enough money because even if your scholarship is granted, you need money to live on pending when you get a part-time job. Abroad aint easy as you think, you need enough money.

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    1. I agree with B&R. You need more than what you have now. Poster, you sound like you are very intelligent and focused. Finish your MSC, get the job, start saving seriously. Instead of depending on the PhD scholarship that will require you to return to Nigeria, apply for another MSC abroad or even PhD. Make sure you do a thorough research on the best country to go. US is no longer friendly to international students. Find a country where staying after your studies will be easy (Canada, Ireland, etc). I wish I have money, I will just sponsor you because you sound very sure of yourself. Also, start trying the Canada PR entry once you can afford applications. You never know what is in store for you until you try. I wish you the best :)

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  8. Why not finish your masters and go for the PhD scholarship? The ASU strike is not forever

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  9. A bird at hand is more than 20 in the bush,I will advice you continue the MSC that's if u av d fundings to complete it or go fr d scholarship then u look fr money to buy ticket and other miscellaneous

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  10. So let's assume you pay for your ielts exam and passport with the 100k you have, what happens next? A lot of these schools require you to pay application fee to start with, what if you don't get full scholarship, how will you pay tuition? Please think it through, at this rate it's not feasible. Find an alternate source of income for now.

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  11. Pray and do what your heart says. You think Bvs are fortune tellers?

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  12. First things first .
    Finish your MSc and get the guaranteed job you spoke about.

    Then plan and take advantage of the Canadian express entry or other countries'skilled immigration programs available.

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  13. Poster, finish your MSc programme. Ensure you make a good grade possibly distinction. That will enhance your chance of securing PhD scholarship in future. You might do those foreign exams later. If you are 100% sure of securing a lecturing job here, that is great. When you secure the job, there are options for you to explore for your PhD. TETFund, international scholarships, teaching assistance in foreign universities, ECOWAS, commonwealth, puff, etc scholarships. Any one you get is a great plus. Your university will place you on study leave with pay while you study for your PhD. With that, you will have multiple sources of income during your PhD; Salary, earning from scholarship and you can do other jobs while you study. After your PhD, you return to your university and obliged to work for the number of years you used for study. Thereafter, you make your choice, either to continue with the work and build the career or find opportunities else where. I am a young lecturer currently on PhD scholarship and my salary is being paid and I am not on ground. Good luck.

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  14. My dear face reality oh. ASUU will soon call off their strike.

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  15. Thank God. This is not amu na ikpu chronicle.

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  16. Baba that your dream is a Ghanaian dream. Because 100k can only take you to ghana. So apply to GHANA for scholarship...

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  17. Travelling out is not always busy besides d 100k is too small

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  18. It depends. What did you study. What masters are you looking to get. If you're in the sciences, then you might have an option abroad. Go ahead and apply to a good program that is interested in teaching assistants . Programs like math, IT if are selected in the u.s for example and you have stellar grades from naija, you may get a teaching assistant scholarship that will cover part of it. Apply to the school first. No need getting passport with no where to go

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  19. Dear poster as someone who is currently on scholarship, I advice you to apply. There are full scholarships out there with everything taken care of except of course your english test and international passport. However you have to pursue them with all you have got. It would be an added bonus if you had good grades. If your undergraduate degree wasn't a 2:1, then try to get a very good master's degree. The competition out there is strong but also a lot of people are not utilising the opportunities so you have got a shot. All the best as you apply.

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  20. Finish your masters. While you are working at the university, Look for opportunities for scholarships and grants. I live in Canada and my husband is a professor here. Most PhDs are free and some universities have funding for foreigners in their programs. Also look into applying for PR in Canada while working. You can do because you have a vision and I can see also you have a drive. You can get a passport anytime you have the money

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  21. poster pls google orange fellowship scholarships for the netherlands. you sound like a goodfit.also look on find a masters .com. you will need ielts academic. so get your passport and ielts. it wont stop your nigerian masters and its easy to get.Dont give up on your dreams.

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  22. A bird in hand is worth two in the forest. The Nigerian Naira does not have value. I suggest you complete your Masters program, embark on serious job hunting with the University, International Organization or start a small business.# 100, 000 is too small to process international passport and secure scholarship. Best of luck.

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  23. Asuu will call off there strike one day, u are nt the only one in it, so fara bale and finish ur msc here and get d job

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  24. Stella, if this were dick and punamy chronicle, we would have seen more comments. Nawaoo!! BVs are prick and totoh people.

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    1. 😀😀😀😀😀
      Don't mind them..Africans generally like matters of sexual nature, nothing intellectual, dts why d population keeps exploding, cos they're always fucking or talking about sex.

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  25. This is my first time commenting. I was in your shoes and I think it will be good idea to let you know the steps that I took. If you really desire to be in the academia, you'll have to leave Nigeria at one point or the order, so your international passport is very important. There are several scholarships out there and the major thing you need, in addition to your good grades is your "test of English proficiency" IELTS or TOEFL. And in some cases your GRE result.
    I used my savings to writes these exams and pay application fees for my PhD applications which I'm certain I will get. I don't know where to get money for visa or ticket, but I know God will provide when I get to that stage. People will support your dream, only when you have taken the first step towards achieving it. You might not have the whole picture, but please take the first step. Invest in your dreams. Also, don't abandon your MSC here, continue with it too. It is good to spread your options. Get your passport (this is first step) and register for TOEFL or IELTS. I can give you all the materials you need for a great score and I can guide you through some scholarship applications.

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