Covenant to Host Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
From 2019/2020 cycle, Covenant University will host the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS).
The information was contained in a mail signed on Friday, November 9, 2018, by Dr. Joanna Newman, the Chief Executive and Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The QECS awards, according to Newman, are open to applicants from all Commonwealth nations and are all hosted by leading universities in low and middle-income countries.
The mail read in part, “We are delighted to inform you that, due to Covenant University’s avid engagement with the ACU and interest in hosting scholarships, you have been selected to host the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for the 2019/20 cycle. The QECS, announced by HRH, the Duke of Sussex in his first act as Youth Ambassador, is named in honour of Her Majesty’s commitment to the Commonwealth and its youth.”
In his acceptance memo, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant, Professor AAA. Atayero expressed the University’s profound gratitude to host the Scholarship.
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a Master's degree while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.
Scholarships are for students committed to creating change in their communities and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The scholarships are named in honour of Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and ACU Patron, and are fully funded and supported by numerous Commonwealth governments.