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CIEPUK partners HIPDET to provide 1,000 scholarships to Nigerian students



The Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners United Kingdom (CIEPUK) is set to partner
the Higher Institute for Professional Development and Training (HIPDET) to provide no fewer than 1,000 scholarships to students in Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that HIPDET is a private, independent, non-profit vocational and higher education provider incorporated in Bamenda, Cameroon.

HIPDET offers vocational and higher education programs leading to the award of Vocational qualifications Diploma, Higher National Diploma, Bachelor degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Master Degree, MBA, DBA and PhD.

Prof. Marcel Ezenwoye, the National President of CIEPUK in Nigeria, told NAN on Thursday in Abuja that plans have been concluded by the institute to partner and expand the activities of the HIPDET in the country.

Ezenwoye said that the benefits acrued to the partnership between CIEPUK and HIPDET was unquantifiable, adding that it will help provide no fewer than 1,000 scholarships to students in the country.

He explained that the partnership involved
the launching of an NGO, known as HIPDET University Education Foundation in the country.

He stressed that the NGO had been officially launched in the country and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) under the chairmanship of CIEPUK President, Ezenwoye with its office headquarters at 39A, First Avenue, Gwarimpa.

“This is an international NGO registered with the American Secretary of State in New Jersey.

“They have established a similar university foundation in Cameroon, called HIPDET University and now the NGO has come to stay in Nigeria.

“HIPDET University Education Foundation has formally been registered and approved by CAC as an NGO in Nigeria.

“This is a goodnews as through their partners CIEPUK, scholarships programmes will be run for the first 1,000 students.

“By this also, we are now entitled to source for funds, borrow monies, appeal to philanthropists and receive freewill donations from both local and International donors,” he said.

The don noted that the objectives of the foundation was primarily to encourage and promote accessible, affordable and inclusive education, targeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

“We want to ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

“It also aims to promote scholarship schemes across tertiary institutions in Africa.

“People who are out of school as ŵell as vulnerable children are all encouraged to come and register with CIEPUK so that they can be sent back to school.

“We provide scholarships, especially for tertiary institutions. The idea is to ensure that nobody is left out roaming around the street while other pupils are in the school studying.

“Parents who have got no money to finance their children’s education should approach and apply through CIEPUK.

He solicited for the support of religious organisations such as the Catholic Men and Women’s Organisations as well as religious leaders of both the Islamic and Christian faith to encourage their followers to apply for the scholarship.

He said also eligible for the scholarship were both serving and retired police, army, immigration, civil defence, road safety officers and other stakeholders.

He stressed that children whose parents do not have enough funds to further their education and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as the vulnerable youths and widows were not left out. (NAN) (

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Oluwakemi Areola’s Vivacity Development Pioneers Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Future



Abuja based organization,Vivacity Development, has reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing the potential of young individuals for a sustainable future.

Vivacity Development is strategically directing its efforts towards capacity development initiatives meticulously designed to equip young individuals with the essential skills necessary to flourish within the green economy. Simultaneously, the organization is harnessing the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Research and Development (R&D), with the overarching goal of driving innovation and sustainability.

Founder and CEO of Vivacity Development, Oluwakemi Areola, underscores the paramount role of youth in shaping a sustainable future. By prioritizing capacity development, the organization aims to arm young people with the expertise required to excel in the dynamic landscape of the green economy.

The organization has delineated four key initiatives aimed at facilitating the achievement of these objectives:

Green Economy Training Programs: Vivacity Development is spearheading specialized training programs focusing on the green economy. These initiatives encompass crucial areas such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation, thereby empowering young individuals to make meaningful contributions to a greener world.

ICT Integration for R&D: Recognizing the transformative potential of technology, Vivacity Development is fully embracing ICT for Research and Development endeavors. By integrating cutting-edge technologies, the organization aims to catalyze innovation in sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and eco-friendly solutions.

Collaborations with Industry Leaders: Vivacity Development is actively fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders in both the green economy and ICT sectors. These collaborations will provide young participants with invaluable real-world insights, mentorship, and opportunities to engage in impactful projects.

Youth-Led Initiatives: The organization is championing youth-led initiatives by offering a platform for young innovators to showcase their ideas. Vivacity Development firmly believes in the potential of the younger generation to drive positive change and, through mentorship and support, aims to amplify their impact.

Areola expresses profound enthusiasm about the initiative, emphasizing Vivacity Development’s unwavering belief in the power of youth to shape a sustainable future. She reaffirms the organization’s commitment to investing in capacity development and leveraging ICT for research and development, thereby nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious and innovative leaders.

The company’s dedication to the green economy is seamlessly aligned with its steadfast commitment to utilizing technology for research and development.

On February 22, 2024, Vivacity Development will hold its first event of the year at the University of Abuja, with the primary objective of inspiring transformative actions that promote sustainable development, enhance workforce readiness for the digital age, and accelerate the transition to a green economy.

By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting best practices, and facilitating capacity building, Vivacity Development is poised to create tangible impacts that contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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