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The GLORY of NIGERIA: NIgerian PhD student, JOSHUA OKYERE outshines 102 other candidates from 13 countries to win Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship in Canada *Soft-spoken man breaks record as the first African to have achieved the feat in the Peace and Conflict Studies program *Genius represent University of Manitoba-an institution in Western Canada in keen scholarship contest that had 643 entries from 13 universities around the world * “I would like to congratulate Joshua Okyere for this impressive educational achievement. He has joined a group of emerging scholars across Canada and he will benefit from this experience for the rest of his career”-Dr. Kelly Main, an acting dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

The GLORY of NIGERIA:

Nigerian PhD student, JOSHUA OKYERE outshines 102 other candidates from 13 countries to win Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship in Canada

*Soft-spoken man breaks record as the first African to have achieved the feat in the Peace and Conflict Studies program 

*Genius represent University of Manitoba-an institution in Western Canada in  keen scholarship contest that had 643 entries from 13 universities around the world

* “I would like to congratulate Joshua Okyere for this impressive  educational achievement. He has joined a group of emerging scholars across Canada and he will benefit from this experience for the rest of his career”-Dr. Kelly Main, an acting dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada

*BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

NIGERIANS ARE BREAKING NEW GROUNDS, almost everywhere Overseas. These Nigerians’ educational accomplishment shows that good things can surely come out of the most populous African nation in the world. JOSHUA OKYERE, a PhD student has broken new educational ground by winning the highly acclaimed Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship award. He defeated 102 other candidates representing 13 universities from 13 countries around the world.

Joshua by his academic feat in a Canadian institution has elicited happiness and brought a huge inspiration to other international students or minorities that they can pursue their dreams and realise it. 

This scholar made history as the third student from the University of Manitoba, Canada and the first in the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program to have attained this rare feat.

The PhD student represents the University of Manitoba-an institution in Western Canada, in the keen scholarship contest. Joshua is one of the 15 scholars selected.       Dr. Kelly Main, an acting dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the institution said in his reaction: “I would like to congratulate Joshua Okyere for this impressive achievement. He has joined a group of emerging scholars across Canada and he will benefit from this experience for the rest of his career. The PACS program should also be proud of how their program has helped contribute to this success.” 

According to a statement from the official website of the institution, candidates who applied were assessed not only on their academic abilities but curiosity, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, resilience; their interest in and willingness to engage with a range of different opinions and perspectives.

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