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Fulbright Regional Workshop Opens

The first day of the USA Regional Fulbright Workshop and Education 2016 was a huge success with academicians from various institutions of the country in attendance. The team from the USA Embassy were fully on ground to provide all the information to the audience about the Fulbright programme In the United States.
Also in attendance were professors, lecturers, students; both undergraduate and postgraduate as well as staff of the University of Benin. It was an educative, informative and fun-filled event. One of the highlights was the art exhibition which showcased various beautiful works of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.

HighLights

◾Recognition of Dignities
◾VC Welcome note
◾The Secretary to the united state Ambassador to Nigeria take her welcome Address.
◾She commended the relationship between the USA and NIGERIA as regards Academic scholarship
◾She stated that so far over 1,000 Nigerians have benefited from the USA Scholarship
◾Dr Alex Ekwenu was one of the first Nigerian to benefit from the FULBRIGHT WORKSHOP Program
◾The theme for todays workshop ( GOOD GOVERNANCE AND EDUCATION )
       ROLES OF A FULBRIGHT PROGRAM.
◾ it promotes cultural exchange
◾it promotes mutual understanding
◾personal development
◾professional development (i.e representation of human field development )
    QUALITIES OF A FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR
◾leadership potential
◾people that are motivated
◾strong academic background
◾passion for culture
◾high moral level
 IMPORTANCE OF THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
◾enables student to study abroad (USA )
◾Reference is given to those in the US program.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAMMES

 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSIGNMENT PROGRAM. (FLTAP)
◾This program is design for teachers in schools.
◾sound graduate student in English ,Culture ,Yoruba and Hausa language who will teach this languages in U.S.
         REQUIREMENTS
◾ Teaching skills in University , College or polytechnic.
◾ Credit in Yoruba or Hausa language
FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR IN RESIDENT PROGRAM. ( S I R )
◾its unique because u don’t need to apply for it
◾you must work with your university team very well.
FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST PROGRAM
◾Designed to provide short term academic opportunities for US faculty and professionals.
◾it sending US professional to Nigeria University to help to teach some certain courses or assist in some things.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT
◾you must be a Nigerian
◾preference given to those without recent experience in the US.
◾Proficiency in English for all application
◾applicants should demonstrate gross cultural sensitivity and flexibility needed to adjust successfully in the US
REQUIREMENT FOR THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
◾Nigerian Citizenship
◾Detail process of purpose
◾Have a contact in the US ( contact that will support your application)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
◾Consult FULBRIGHT alumni for guidance
◾Nigeria. US embassy. gov/education exchange
◾The application must be done online
◾there shouldn’t be spelling error before submitting it.
◾it must presented orderly
FULBRIGHT AFRICAN RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM. ( F/ ARSP)
◾Its for Senior faculty
◾Senior research program :- enables selected candidates to present individual research projects.
◾Professional Development Program:- enables selected candidates to pursue professional interests and consult with their American colleagues in their fields
APPLICANTS TOEFL
◾Typing must be in English
◾Attach satisfactory TOEFL Test scores if applicable
◾Attach certified copies of University transcripts if applicable
◾use 10-pointsor larger type on all parts of the application
The First Session ended with the Prof Eddy Eragbe recognizing all Fulbright Scholars resident in the University , while DVC ( ACAD)- Prof  Falodun gives the Vote of Thanks. Group photographs where taken by the dignitaries and guests present at the occasion .
The University Vice-Chancellor presented  gifts to the representative of US Ambassador to Nigeria. Then the former Vice- Chancellor, O G. Oshodin , declared the exhibition open