Category: Education

CRF Batch B (Mini)-Scholarship Awardees

As part of its commitment to help students achieve their educational dream, the College Relief Fund has begun the disbursement of what we call mini-scholarships.

CRF Batch B Scholarship Awardees (2021-2)

The College Relief Fund Initiative is happy to announce the second batch of scholarship awardees in the scholarship program.

There was significant improvement in the aptitude test scores of participants as exemplified by the number of students who passed the guaranteed cutoff mark.

Batch B (2021-2) Season of College Relief Fund (upcoming)

As you are aware, we have concluded our maiden season of the College Relief Fund scholarship program. Successful students list can be found HERE.

Enrollment for the Batch B (2021-2) Season of the program is expected to kick off on the 1st of February 2021.

Important things to note in the upcoming season:

  1. There will be NO Verification nor Test Fee going forward. The service will be paid for by College Relief Fund Initiative for all Pre-selected Candidates.
  2. Applicants who wrote the aptitude test in the maiden edition will not be required to fill any more forms.
  3. Applicants who scored lower than the cut-off mark in the maiden season will be given preference in the next season.

With regards to this, we advice you to update/confirm your Name, phone number, alternate phone number and Notification Preference going forward.

To update your user details, please login to your Dashboard, scroll down and click the button to proceed or click HERE if logged in already.

You are welcome to follow the countdown on the Homepage for the commencement of enrollment.

CRF 2021-1 (Batch A) Scholarship Awardees

College Relief Fund welcomes you back from the yuletide break.

We are glad to announce that after a rigorous first round of application, pre-selection, testing and document verification, these students have emerged successful for Batch “A” Scholarship Award and will be disbursed funds through our organization. Find the list of names below.

These applicants scored at least 80% in the aptitude test and also passed the document verification process. Students who scored less than the cut-off mark will be contacted to retake the test in the Batch B (to be announced) and will be given preference over new applicants.

Those whose names are not listed will be informed on steps to take in the Batch B, so students are to check their dashboard from time to time.

Be aware that you will NOT be expected to make payments if/when contacted.

Congratulations to all awardees and a productive 2021 to all.

S/NNAMEPHONE NO.
1.Aariyo O. Aariyo0813***3526
2.Abasieno Eden0703***0089
3.Abayomi Yetude0909***2523
4.Abdi Sahal Adamu0902***8430
5.Abdullahi Naimat0703***8810
6.Abdurrahman M. Zubairu0902***4319
7.Abigail Abalaka0703***0261
8.Abosede Ogunlade Bello0906***7395
9.Abraham Christabell0809***5830
10.Abubakar K. Abubakar0803***7775
11.Abubakar M. Faridah0815***6671
12.Abubakar MaiNasara0703***0530
13.Abuchi Mbah Great0812***1478
14.Abudu Anita0803***7455
15.Adams Ishaku K.0803***4686
16.Adedoyin O. Adebowale0706***8417
17.Adeniba Adeleye0905***6560
18.Adeyemi Osungbemi0703***6029
19.Afamefuna Mercy0906***0371
20.Aisha Abu0902***2850
21.Aisha Adamu0803***8451
22.Aisha Aina0905***5579
23.Aisha Mohammed L.0813***5678
24.Ajadi Bashir Olabisi0905***7492
25.Akinbode Oluwaseun0813***4348
26.Anita Christian0809***6748
27.Ayomide Nurudeen0809***3715
28.Azeta Queen0902***6817
29.Bariyat S. Sunny0703***4840
30.Bashman Saidi0815***7246
31.Batokinase Nwoye0703***8427
32.Becky Timothy-Aruna0803***6942
33.Bello Daramola0809***7014
34.Bolaji Quadri0809***2876
35.Bonaventure Osato0706***3664
36.Brightness Chimezie0809***8302
37.Chidiebere Okeke0703***6186
38.Chikaodinaka K. Odukwu0803***5286
39.Chollom Eric C.0706***5400
40.Chukwudi Chioma0706***5931
41.Clemson Okoh0703***4414
42.Cyprian Ebuka J.0815***3708
43.David Saba0802***3139
44.Deborah John C.0802***4853
45.Deke Talitha T.0809***4578
46.Dorcas G. Kwasau0813***3919
47.Dorcas Roberts0902***8768
48.Ebojoh V. Ibojo0703***7492
49.Elvis Kwame0813***3085
50.Emem Godday0802***6814
51.Emmanuel Gbenga0812***1499
52.Emordi Afamefuna0803***5107
53.Ene Austine0809***6493
54.Enigboka Edewor P.0810***9882
55.Enoch Victoria0802***6164
56.Erima Eworo0706***5358
57.Evbuowan Charity0902***8470
58.Felix Omote0809***3735
59.Fofah Jeremiah0909***9842
60.Freedom Okolie Anthony0809***9938
61.Gbemiga Rejoice0809***7773
62.Glory Danmusa0810***7151
63.Grace Bako0902***6255
64.Gyeyock Reuben0809***6864
65.Ibrahim Amin Kima0803***0867
66.Idowu I. Bola0812***1405
67.Idris Mohammed0905***7827
68.Ikechukwu Ezechukwu0703***3641
69.Irene Nwankwo0812***5893
70.Israel Ishaku0902***6762
71.Ivwigre James0909***4436
72.Iyalla Iwori0703***8227
73.Iyare Melody N.0809***6867
74.Jeanom Williams0802***3844
75.Jude Aboh Joseph0803***1816
76.Karen Isa0815***0461
77.Kingsley N. Dyakas0703***6888
78.Lucky Etoniru0815***7836
79.Lucky Ishaya0706***5090
80.Maryam M Kuso0706***1517
81.Mercy Bobai0803***0338
82.Mesogboriwon Olushola0809***2138
83.Miriam Monday0803***3171
84.Mohamed Habiba0703***8595
85.Mohammed Alhassan D.0803***3123
86.Mohammed Ishaya S.0902***6886
87.Mohammed S. Nurudden0815***2876
88.Mukolo Henry0902***6138
89.Njokuji McJames O.0706***1338
90.Obitte Chidozie0803***4185
91.Ogar Linda0815***6200
92.Ojeake Danielle0802***8560
93.Okiemute Ogheneovo0815***9959
94.Okoro T. Mba0813***5420
95.Okpara Ifunanya Mary.0906***3242
96.Olotu Favourite0803***6547
97.Olubayo Obasanjo0706***9455
98.Omajemite Tosan Denise 0802***2944
99.Onimisi Mateo0906***8866
100.Oreifie P. Andrew0802***1548
101.Osakpolor Destiny0703***4424
102.Oscar Etiosa0703***6256
103.Paul Kwasau0703***2835
104.Pratt Tamunonengi0703***0430
105.Princess O. Ajing0802***3443
106.Queen Cletus0803***0331
107.Rahila Mohammed0803***4788
108.Rita Z. Samuel0809***2704
109.Ruth Jonah0803***0240
110.Saliu Memunat0815***4449
111.Samagoro Alexander0813***3814
112.Sandaram Mohammed S.0810***6220
113.Shafiq Hassan0909***9991
114.Shimi Williams0813***6161
115.Toluwani Joyous0813***3046
116.Tuoyo Bright0803***3643
117.Ubong Obut Belinda0815***4717
118.Umoh Chidinma0803***8346
119.Umuko Oritsejolomi0703***4228
120.Unogwu Dennise0813***0194
121.Uwaila S. Zino0803***3442
122.Vincent Ejike0706***7309
123.Vivian Orji0810***3676
124.Williams Atim0906***4212
125.Zainab M. Sambo0703***8991

Note:

All awardees have been contacted via email and the phone number above. Please check your spam/junk folder if your name appears above and you haven’t seen the Scholarship Award Letter in your inbox.

Yuletide Giveaway Updated (Recharge and Data included)

Season’s Greetings !

You may be aware, as announced HERE, we started the Yuletide Giveaway to add a little fun to the holiday celebrations by giving away airtime recharge codes “openly hidden” in places around our website.

While so many have reported to have seen the recharge codes, we have noticed that some persons are finding it hard to understand how to win from it, hence this announcement.

We have DOUBLED our initial number of codes to allow more people win. We have also included some special codes you can find and text to us to redeem Mobile Data of up to 3GB for either Glo, MTN, Airtel or 9Mobile.

How to win:

  1. Ensure you are logged in to your account.
  2. Browse through all the pages you can find on the site.
  3. Ensure you reach the bottom of all the pages while looking.
  4. Look for hidden clues. (You may see clues like “Try Again“, “Relax and Check Later“, “Giveaway Codes Can be Hidden around here“, etc and the codes themselves like “Glo: 1234-1234-1234-1234“)
  5. Data codes will look like “Data Code: 1234“, you are expected to send the code to our WhatsApp number for validation and to receive the data.
  6. Try to take a break after sometime and check again later in the day if you can’t find one after about 10-20minutes.
  7. As you browse different posts and pages, you may see content of interest to you that may also add value to your experience.

Additionally, we have made some of the codes bold so that they are easier to find. Used codes will also be indicated as such so that you don’t have to attempt loading it.

Note: Some codes will require special actions to reveal (like following specific links, commenting, etc). Some will simply display at random times to lucky users. Hope you will be one of them.

Be rest assured that our service team will still be attending to feedback and vetting applications as received during the yuletide period.

Have a fun-filled season.

Dilemma! Pursuing Money Vs Education: Should I Drop Out Of School? – Please Advice.

Please I really need your advice, I asked last year whether to focus on my skill or continue with education where I got different responses to continue with education but now I’m thinking in a different way.

My skill is still there which I’m unable to use here in school, but I found out another source of income (which is LEGIT) but this source clashes with my time table in school.

I have to be online from 1:00pm-11:00pm (which is 7:00am-5:00pm over there but sometimes I might just be online for 3-4hrs and still make better stuffs and just log out ) to be able to a meet up with things.

I did this last month not up to two weeks and I’m able to make more than 100,000 which I’m very happy about.

So my main concern now is that is it advisable for me to leave school and focus more on this stuff I’m doing (I’m in 100l and we are in our second semester and lecture started last week which handicapped me from doing this work)?

Because it is very impossible for me to be in the lecture hall and be running this stuff because I’m already concluding that I shoud just leave this school and go rent a small apartment and continue this work I’m doing.

So please ADVICE is urgently needed for me to know the path to follow so as not to regret later.

Drop your comments below on how you will advice such a person.

Effects of Scholarships on Student Success

Scholarships that assist or cover costs of pursuing a higher education provide a number of benefits for recipients. From reducing the financial burden of the rising costs of a higher education, to allowing students more time and energy to focus on studies rather than part-time work, scholarships are one piece in the puzzle of what creates a strong foundation for supporting students in their success in pursuing a degree, and furthermore, completing that degree.

The most obvious benefit of scholarships is that they make higher education more affordable. From this larger, overarching benefit comes many more benefits. As higher education cost continue to rise, a major deterrent to pursuing, and finishing, a higher education degree is affordability. Scholarships can give students the financial bump needed to take a leap and enroll in a degree, as well as a boost to morale and a student’s confidence in their ability to work toward a better future. Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) is a non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to providing education and research that informs sound, evidence based policies and programs geared toward improving the lives of underserved and underprivileged populations. One of MDRC’s areas of focus is in Higher Education. Their publication “Piecing Together the College Affordability Puzzle” notes that given the drastic increase in costs for attending higher education, it’s not surprising that students from low-income backgrounds have lower enrollment and completion rates. According to a study from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, even after applying financial aid, families in the lowest income quintile still needed to contribute, on average, over 60% of net family income to covering the costs of tuition and fees. Relative to the degree to which this income covers the basic cost of living, college affordability, or lack thereof, becomes a huge factor in low-income students not being able to finish their degrees. MDRC references a number of studies that showed correlations of higher dropout rates among students with unmet need versus students with no unmet need.

Scholarships also contribute to student success by allowing for more financial flexibility in terms of the need for a student to hold a job throughout higher education. This necessity can impede a student’s success because jobs require time and energy spent away from schoolwork and other academic responsibilities. In addition, the extra time spent working a part-time job reduces time that could be spent taking advantage of the vast amount of experiential learning opportunities that colleges and universities offer, such as RSO (registered student organization) involvement, volunteering, internships and student-leadership positions.

In this same vein, philanthropic scholarships can have a “pay-it-forward” effect in terms of encouraging students to either begin engaging in altruistic/philanthropic work in order to give them a stronger background for a scholarship application process, or continue their work in such initiatives in order to maintain eligibility for receiving scholarships. Merit-based scholarships often require that students enroll in a certain number of hours and maintain certain grade-point averages. These requirements make receiving financial aid an active, rather than passive process, that gives students an incentive to perform academically and work consistently toward completing their degree within four years. As a result, the faster a student finishes their degree, the lower the cost of that degree.

An important thing to note is that scholarships alone do not ensure success in college. Scholarships often do not cover the full cost of tuition and fees, even when a student is able to accrue multiple forms of public and private aid. Depending on a student’s financial and educational background, they may need other forms of support to succeed in college. These other forms of support may manifest themselves in programs geared toward supporting students from underserved schools, or first-generation college students with benefits such as offering smaller class sizes for certain general education courses that may otherwise have hundreds of students in one section, and therefore little individual support. Other forms of support include childcare provision or special tutoring services.

Overall, scholarships play an important role in making college more accessible and affordable, and paving the way for students to be successful in both their pursuit and completion of their degree. When students can successfully earn their degrees, and the process is not burdensome or postponed, our greater society and economy are benefited. When young adults are able to focus their energy and means on their careers and serving the greater good, rather than paying off loans or having to re-enroll in school after dropping out for financial reasons, we have a happier, healthier and more efficient working public.

College Relief Fund is very pleased to offer its semi-annual scholarship. We encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity.

No More Free Education In Ogun Secondary Schools – Government

Pupils in Ogun State public secondary schools and technical colleges are to pay the sum of N3,700 per term, Gov Dapo Abiodun has said.

This indicates a total of N11,100 for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The Ogun State Ministry of Education, however, described the fee as a ‘donation’ requested by the Parents/Teachers Association (PTA).

In a circular with reference number EDU. 655/5 and dated 27th August, issued by the Ministry of Education, it was learnt that the ‘donation’ had the approval of the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Gov. Abiodun, before and after his election was reported have promised to make education free in all public schools in Ogun State.

On assumption of office, he declared a state of emergency in the education sector, promising to revive what he called the dwindling fortune of education in the state.

But aside PTA levy, which is put at N600 on a termly basis, each parent will also pay N500 as computer levy on a termly basis, N500 as insurance, once per session, Sport/Jet/Literary will attract N300 on a termly basis.

Also, parents or guardians will also pay N1,500 for school materials (caps, badge, beret etc.) and N300 for file jacket both for new intakes only.

The circular signed by Director of Education (Secondary) Akonsolu M.I. on behalf of Permanent Secretary in the ministry also enjoined principals to “adhere strictly with the content of this circular as the state government has zero tolerance to collection of unapproved fees in all public secondary schools/technical colleges.”

Meanwhile, residents of Ogun State have been criticising the Governor for reneging on his campaign promises less than 100 days in office.

Some parents have also enjoined him to emulate his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, who has aborted all forms of fees or levies in Oyo immediately he was inaugurated.

Open Knowledge

An interesting article appeared in the BBC Future section recently, detailing the increasing move of universities and other academic institutions to provide their curriculum online. The power of the Internet to collate and communicate information is no longer a novel idea, but when top universities like MIT, Stanford and Harvard offer online versions of their educational platforms it becomes a very interesting notion indeed.

But, is this the way of the future – virtual lectures, online tests, degrees without ‘real’ collaboration or interaction?  It will most likely be a hybrid, and one that will obviously benefit those in the lower income strata. This is potentially a great opportunity to educate huge amounts of people relying only on a broadband connection. It’s fantastic to think of, really. One digital expert, Clay Shirky, was quoted in the piece, “The possibility MOOCs  (massively open online courses) hold out isn’t replacement.” Rather, it’s that “education can be unbundled.” ‘Much like many other fields – from broadcasting and newspapers to games and shopping – technology promises not so much to replace older institutions as to break up the packages they once offered, providing particular parts of them at a scale and cost unmatchable by the old order.’

As for the ‘human cost’ of this tech advance, it really comes down to an individual’s or community’s ability to first have access to the information and this is where technology must be affordable and available. The ability to learn comes from the most essential ingredient, and that is desire. No machine can replace that impulse, but only facilitate the action of intellectual growth. Democratized media is still in its infancy, but there are amazing things ahead and they’re coming quickly.

Gov. Fintiri Declares Free Education In Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has declared education to be free in all the public schools across the state.

The governor made the remark while receiving the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the last election, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako who paid him a courtesy visit on Monday.

The governor stated that as from September this year, school fees would be abolished in all public schools to ensure free access to education.

He reiterated his commitment to making education affordable to all children in the state especially those from poor families.

Mr. Fintiri also disclosed that the state government had commenced school feeding programme in local areas, saying the initiative would soon extend to all schools to encourage educational pursuit.

“Our plan is to make sure that government schools can compete with private schools in the quality of education in the state”.

“We are also going to recover all school lands encroached on by some people,” Mr. Fintiri said.

Speaking earlier, Senator Nyako expressed his readiness to support the policies and programs of the administration for the progress of the state.

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