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  • 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship

    Posted 2020-07-27 12:26:08 by: ENG Team

    Application for 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) and its co-venture partners hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerian students for the 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians. It provides yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree programme. Eligible undergraduate students studying NUC-accredited courses in Nigerian universities are invited to submit an electronic application via this portal. Ensure you read through all the information in the different tabs before you begin your application.  DEADLINE Applications should be submitted on or before August 28, 2020. The examination date will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only. SNEPCo reserves the right for selection and shortlisting of candidates. Notes 1. Application for NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship is FREE. 2. SCHOLASTICA is the official platform for the NNPC/ SNEPCo National University Scholarship 3. Beware of fraudulent websites when applying for the NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship online. Such websites may ask you to make some payments in the course of the application. 4. E-mail applications are NOT accepted.  5. NNPC/SNEPCo does NOT assign representatives/agents to assist applicants to apply.  6. Any candidate found to have presented false documents will be disqualified or withdrawn at any level of the scholarship process.  7. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the proctored computer-based test For enquiries:  scholastica@dragnet-solutions.com Follow us on Twitter @Shell_Nigeria for regular update   Please be informed that all personal data will be processed in accordance with Shell Global Privacy Policy available ...

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  • Covenant University and Coursera Partnership

    Posted 2020-07-09 12:09:41 by: ENG Team

    Covenant University, the first Higher Education Institution to partner with Coursera for full-scale Blended Learning in Africa. by  - TechCity , the leading online learning platform, to address the need for job-relevant skills on the continent. Covenant is the first African higher education provider to partner with Coursera to offer full-scale blended learning to all 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The partnership will help diversify Covenant’s on campus curriculum with top online learning courses from Coursera, with plans to continue growing the partnership in the year ahead. More than 63 million learners globally use Coursera to gain job-relevant skills. “Covenant has a long history pioneering and disrupting the higher education system in Africa and with this new partnership it is now leading in accelerating the long-overdue digital transformation in African Higher Education. We understand that Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online learning to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We are thrilled to both activate this partnership with Coursera and stand as the first institution fully integrating high quality onsite and online learning in Africa with them”, said Prof. AAA Atayero, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University. Through the partnership, every Covenant student will have access to the Coursera catalog of 3,800 online courses, as long as the individual remains a student, alumni, or faculty of the institution. Coursera courses span popular university subjects like engineering, business, data science, health, and arts and are divided into weekly modules with video and reading lessons. Course performance is assessed via quizzes and peer assignments, and learners receive a certificate upon completion. Intensive work has gone into tying 30% ...

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  • NSE President's unveiling of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Best Brains In Engineering

    Posted 2020-07-09 10:15:58 by: ENG Team

    NSE Gives Scholarship to Outstanding Students in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).     For their excellent performance in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 16 candidates have been awarded a scholarship worth N16million by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to study engineering courses in higher schools. The beneficiaries, comprising males and females, have indicated interest to study mechanical, industrial production, electrical, computer as well as civil engineering in Nigerian universities. The best three of the 16 candidates, Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwa Agnes, Nwobi Okwuchuwu David, and Ojuba Mezisasha Shalom, scored 365, 363 and 359 in the examination. Each of the candidates will get N200, 000 per year for the next five years if they gained admission this year. Besides, each of them got a brand new laptop while the best candidate, Maduafokwa got an extra new laptop and a tablet donated by the President, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Mrs. Funmilola Ojelade, and other sponsors Speaking virtually at the unveiling of the candidates in Lagos, the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, described the gesture by the NSE as uncommon in the history of the profession. He said it would go a long way in deepening students’ interest in the engineering profession and bridging the observed capacity gap among engineering graduates. According to Zulum, an engineer, the initiative will also strengthen existing policies towards capacity development for the industry. He pledged to support the society in achieving its mandate. Addressing the gathering, which attracted parents, top practicing engineers in Nigeria and across the world as well as officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the President of NSE, Babagana Mohammed, explained that the gesture was in line with the institution’s strategic mission and objective ...

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  • SPE Online Technical Training and Virtual Roundtable

    Posted 2020-06-23 02:09:03 by: ENG Team

    Online Technical Training and Virtual Roundtable. SPE Lagos Section is organizing an Online Technical training & Virtual roundtable session from Monday, July 6, 2020, to Friday, July 10, 2020. Registration is free and closes by July 1, 2020. Who should attend? – The Technical Training is planned for Petroleum and/or Natural Gas Engineering students between years 3 to 5 and for Young Professionals (especially recent graduates). – The Virtual roundtable session is open to Students and Young Professionals (especially recent graduates) in the oil and gas industry and related disciplines. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions in advance to ensure the panelists properly address them. To register, follow the links below Online Technical Training,  Virtual roundtable session,  To view the Course brochure and Instructor Profile, click below Certificates of Participation will be provided at a processing fee of N5000 (Five thousand Naira). If interested, upon completion of a course, send an email to spelagos@gmail.com to request for the ...

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  • MTN Foundation Scholarship Scheme 2020

    Posted 2020-06-17 10:40:29 by: ENG Team

    MTN Foundation Scholarship Scheme 2020. The MTN Scholarship Scheme is an annual scholarship award that seeks to recognize and reward qualified high performing students. It is made up of the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MTN STSS) and the MTN Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (MTN SSBS). Both Scholarships under the Youth Empowerment Cause, are currently in their 9th and 7th phase respectively. Under both scholarships, eligible 300 level students studying Science & Technology related courses and blind students studying in Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education) across Nigeria are awarded scholarships worth N200,000.00 annually till graduation as long as they maintain the required grades. Eligible Courses of Study: Agricultural Science, Architecture, Communication Technology, Computer & Electronics, Computer and Information Science, Computer and Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Physics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics Electronics, Physics Engineering, Physics/Computational Modelling, Pure/Applied Physics, Statistics & Computer Science and Industrial Mathematics.   Eligibility Requirements Candidate must be full time undergraduates in 300 level/3rd year in public Universities, Colleges of Education or Polytechnics in Nigeria Applicants from universities and colleges of education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1), while applicants from Polytechnic must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) and evidence of admission for the HND or Direct Entry Program   Apply Online                  Entry closes on 21st July ...

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  • TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship

    Posted 2020-06-05 10:41:58 by: ENG Team

    TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship. The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship provides financial support to post-graduate African students who have been accepted onto MBA programmes at the top-10 leading Business Schools in the world. The Financial Times MBA Global Ranking for 2019 lists the top ten schools as; Stanford Graduate School of Business, INSEAD, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, London Business School, Harvard Business School, University of Chicago: Booth, Columbia Business School, Ceibs, MIT: Sloan and University of California at Berkeley: Haas. Click  for details. All successful African MBA applicants to the top ten Business Schools (as ranked by the Financial Times) are eligible to receive The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship regardless of domicile. The grant is awarded to successful candidates prior to the annual intake for that Business School. The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is intended to provide additional financial support to help African students bridge some of the financial burden attached to taking on MBA programmes, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for these programmes. Launched in 2011, The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship aims to help up to eight students a year. Since launching, scholarships have been awarded to 43 students in total attending Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT: Sloan, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of California at Berkeley: Haas, University of Chicago: Booth, IE Business School Madrid, University of Cambridge: Judge, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton and Columbia Business School. Our scholars have come from Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, Ghana, Morocco and Togo.    How to apply Please note that we have fully funded MBA students for 2019/20 intake. The next application process will open in June 2020 for 2020/21 intakes. Between 1 June 2020 and 30 June 2020, eligible students should email  with the following ...

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  • Nuclear Energy

    Posted 2020-05-25 01:04:51 by: ENG Team

    The History of Nuclear Energy What was the timeline of scientific discovery around nuclear energy?    Nuclear energy has had an interesting history, mostly due to the fact that its core technology is inherently dangerous. Although it is still a relatively new energy source in the grand scheme of things, its origins actually date back to the late 1800s.  Let's explore the history of nuclear energy in a little more depth to follow its progress. The beginnings of nuclear energy The story of nuclear energy really begins in 1895, when Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays.  While experimenting with a cathode ray tube, Roentgen noticed that photographic plates sitting nearby lit up when the device was on, even when it was covered in black paper, drawing him to conclude that the cathode tube was emitting an invisible ray, something that hadn't been observed before.  What Roentgen noticed was actually x-rays propagating from the tube.    The following year, in France, a man named Becquerel discovered that uranium salts could produce penetrating radiation on their own, without any need for excitation by an external energy source.  This observation led Becquerel to the realization that the uranium must be producing x-rays.  Marie and Pierre Curie also studied the phenomenon, leading them to isolate two new elements, Polonium and Radium. Their investigation led them, in 1898, to coin a new word, radioactivity.   While scientist Ernest Rutherford was studying radioactivity in England, he discovered two new types of radiation, which differed from x-rays, and which he called alpha and beta radiation.  One of the most pivotal discoveries for the future of nuclear energy was also made by Rutherford. In 1909, he discovered that the majority of the mass of an atom was contained in their nucleus.   Rutherford is today considered the father of ...

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