The Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria has announced plans to launch an endowment fund that will enable qualified Nigerians to attend Oxford or Cambridge Universities in the United Kingdom.
Its President, Dr Timi Austen-Peters said, the club, inaugurated over 30 years ago by Nigerian alumni of both universities to encourage social, economic and intellectual debates in Nigeria, seeks to add financial support to its objectives to give bright Nigerians the opportunity to attend the prestigious universities as well as rehabilitate public schools.
He said: “It is a non-profit association consisting of alumni from the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge who are either of Nigerian descent or currently living in Nigeria.
“This year in particular, we intend to use the May Ball, which will be held Saturday, June 23 to launch an endowment initiative that will enable qualified Nigerians to attend Oxford or Cambridge as we believe limited resources need not be a barrier to academic development. Money from the fund will also be used to upgrade the infrastructure of two chosen public primary schools every year.