The United States Embassy Education Advising Centre, Nigeria has indicated that America is willing to sponsor the education of high achieving students of the federal university of technology, Minna. This was made known by the centre’s coordinator, Mr Joseph Schaller during a courtesy visit to the tertiary institution. He said:
“The centre is ready to assist high-achieving low income students to access funding opportunities from institutions in the U.S.
“Normally, the tuition and fees range between 20,000 dollars and 70,000 dollars, the financial aid is limited, highly competitive and usually based on merit.”
He said that there were more funding opportunities at the graduate level than at the undergraduate level.
“To compete favourably for financial aid, a student must have at least six to seven As in WAEC senior secondary school examination, or a minimum of Second Class Upper Division. In most cases, the financial aid is largely determined by the field of study,’’ he said.