A graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oseni Oluwatobi Timothy, has been selected as one of the 49 Chevening scholars from Nigeria.
The scholars were selected to study in the UK through the Chevening Scholarship Programme.
The 49 were selected from a pool of over 8,000 who applied.
Gill Atkinson, Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, made this known during the pre-departure event held recently for 2021/2022 Chevening Scholars at the official residence of the British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria.
Oseni, a young changemaker, was the president of the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ) LAUTECH before being elected President, National Union of Campus Journalists (NUCJ) Nigeria.
He went on to lead various technology education projects in Nigeria, championing cause with Mozilla Foundation, Microsoft, UNESCO, SAP, CODE.org, and The World Bank.
He has been a strong advocate of inclusive education and most recently co-founded policy shapers, a youth-led organisation focused on increasing participation in policymaking. He is also a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
He was until 2020 Chief Policy Technology and Education to the Director-General, Imo Foundation, in the Office of the Governor, Imo State.
He also sits on Boards of several youth-led organisations.
The Chevening is a UK Government’s global scholarship programme funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations.
The scholarships support study at UK universities, mostly one year taught master’s degrees for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers.
He would be studying an MA in International Education and Development at the University of Sussex, the World’s best University in development studies( according to a 2021 QS ranking).