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Friday, November 10, 2023

NDDC Conducts Tests For 5,000 Foreign Scholarship Applicants

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has commenced a Computer-Based Test, CBT, for 5,000 thousand applicants from the Niger Delta region for its Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship programme, as part of its efforts to provide more opportunities for the youths.

Speaking at the Information and Communication Technology Centre of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, where the tests are being conducted, the NDDC Director, Education, Health and Social Services. Dr George Uzonwanne, said that over 20,000 graduates registered on the Commission’s portal for the Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship programme, out of which the 5,000 applicants were selected for the test.

He observed that the scholarship programme, which started in 2010, was designed to produce top level professionals with technical knowledge, capacity and expertise to compete in oil and gas industry, as well as other sectors.

Uzonwanne said: “The Scholarship Programme will equip our young people with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the local content programme of the Federal Government, as well as enable them acquire specialisation in their fields of study to compete globally in various disciplines.

“So far, the NDDC has sponsored 2,708 scholars at both Masters and Ph.D. levels since the inception of the programme in 2010. This year’s foreign postgraduate scholarship will be limited to the Master’s Degree category.

The Director remarked that the Commission initially focused on disciplines related to the activities of the oil and gas industries. “However, with the challenge of climate change and pollution and the need to sustain our environment, we have added other disciplines that we believe have a sustainable market. The Niger delta has huge potentials for tourism and we want to prepare the crop of people that will run these industries,” he said.
Uzonwanne stated that development indices of any country depended on the level of education of its populace, adding that the NDDC had a duty to build human capacity in the Niger Delta region in those areas that hold the key to the future.

The NDDC Deputy Director, Education, Mrs. Idara Akpabio, explained that the successful applicants for the Computer Based Test were drawn from all the nine Niger Delta states and they were put through several test sessions spread over three days.


  1. How come I missed this. Let me go and attack my friend who works in NDDC with calls for not telling me about this. Me, a whole Niger Delta babe missing out on this opportunity to japa!😀

  2. It is still man know man level..
    They should make the system very transluted where the rich and the can benefit..

    1. Thank God say you no write the test o! With your write-up here now you would failed and say it is rigged. Explain what you intend to communicate in another language biko.

  3. Wishing them all the best
    I wish and pray for this type of opportunity too.

  4. CBT "Connection Based Test" obviously...


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