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ACBF SUPPORTS FEMALE MASTERS EDUCATION IN STEM

Nigeria
15 Mar, 2017

For the third successive year running, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has supported female Master’s students at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) to pursue various masters in science programs. The scholarship awards form part of ACBF’s commitment to develop the next generation of African leaders through science and technology education, as espoused in the Foundation’s strategic plan 2017-21.

As noted by some of the awardees, the ACBF funding has enabled them to pursue their dreams of attaining higher education in science and technology. Ten 10 of the girls who are pursuing courses in Computer Science, Pure and Applied Math, Theoretical Physics and Material Science  were awarded full scholarships averaging $23,000 per student, in addition to a monthly stipend. An additional group of ten (10) girls from the Petroleum Engineering stream were also given stipends. Below are comments from some of the excited beneficiaries of the scholarship program:

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Words are not enough to express my joy and gratitude for being one of the beneficiaries of ACBF generosity. Thank you a million times ACBF, I am so grateful. Long Live ACBF ! Long Live AUST! Long Live The Good people of ACBF that are working tirelessly to put smiles on people's faces.- Odu Nkiruka B.

I really appreciate ACBF, for this wonderful gesture. It came as a big surprise to me because I wasn't expecting it.
The stipend would really help me, as it came at a time that I needed it. 
Thank you ACBF for supporting young women to achieve their dreams. 
Thanks.- Omobolanle Bello

Words cannot express how I feel. I feel so blessed and opportune to be among the awardees. I am forever grateful. Thanks a lot and May God reward you all abundantly. - Latifat Abdusalam

I am really grateful for this rare priviledge bestowed on me by the ACBF. May God reward your foundation for their commitment in helping us achieve our dreams of getting a world-class education at no cost at all. Thank you so much for this. - Habibah Bello

Words can't express my joy right now.. i am sincerely honoured by African capacity building foundation (ACBF) and my school (AUST) for giving me this great opportunity. may the Almighty God reward you and may He bless you. - Muleekat Ibrahim Yaqub

It’s not easy to find assistance, especially with monetary concerns. I will never forget the goodness ACBF has done for me. ACBF is doing a great job more especially to us (ladies) in which there is no cultural or religious difference in it, to me it is very important seeing how equally we were treated. I feel loved and cared for by the ACBF.
May ACBF be blessed with all the graces it so deserved.
- Rukayya Umar

I do wish to pass on heartfelt thanks both from myself, and also the female students, for the successful award of the Scholarships and offer of stipends by African Capacity Building Foundation ACBF.
We would like to give you a huge thank  you 
- Onyekachi Osisiogu

 

ACBF's financial support to our institution has helped us a great deal. We look forward to continued partnership with ACBF in pursuit of capacity building in STEM for Africa's sustainable development.


Prof. Burton Mwamila , Vice Chancellor , The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

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Dr. Hesphina Rukato , Development Consultant , Great Dyke Investments

The time to accelerate capacity building is now or never. The continent does not have the luxury to waste time anymore


Phelekezela Mphoko , Vice-President , Zimbabwe

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Addoulaye Mar Dieye , UNDP Director Regional for Africa ,

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