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Young Nigerian who was rejected by 7 scholarships finally wins huge award to study in UK

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Young Nigerian who was rejected by 7 scholarships finally wins huge award to study in UK
Young Nigerian who was rejected by 7 scholarships finally wins huge award to study in UK

A young and brilliant Nigerian man has finally won a scholarship after reject seven times in a row. Kelechi Chima became one of the recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship Award for West African Students.

Kelechi Chima graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Nigeria, West Africa. After his Medicine degree, the young Doctor applied for 7 scholarships but was denied.

He did not give up nor lost focus until his dream of studying abroad was miraculously achieved when clinched the 2023 Rhodes Scholarship Award for West African Students.

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The Rhodes Scholarship awards full sponsorship and a £17,310 yearly stipend to students to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Application for the scholarship opened in June 2022.

Kelechi Chima who shared his achievement on LinkedIn listed the scholarship he had previously applied for before finally winning the 2023 Rhodes Scholarships for West African Students, he said:

  • 2022 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
  • 2022 Rhodes Scholarships
  • 2022 Knight Hennessy Scholarships
  • 2022 LSHTM GSK Scholarships
  • 2022 LSHTM Graduate School Application
  • 2022 Oxford University Graduate Application
  • 2022 Stanford University Graduate Application“

Kelechi’s achievement is a boost for all students who are facing rejection to keep fighting as it is not over until it is over.

 

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.