THE University of Cebu continues to strengthen its linkages worldwide with the launching of the University of Cebu-Maritime Education and Training Center (UC-METC) Philippine–Nigerian Friendship Project.
The project will bring Nigerian scholars to UC-METC campus in Mambaling, Cebu City to study Nautical, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.
The Nigerian government pre-qualified the students and shouldered the scholars’ tuition, uniform, board and lodging, laptops and other education expenses.
UC-METC Nigerian Project Director Edgar Comeros said, “We are expecting a total of 360 Nigerian scholars this year. The 205 have already arrived last December and another 155 are expected to arrive in Cebu City this month.”
The Nigerian government sees the project as a form of social engineering, to help its Nigerian nationals to be educated in the maritime field. The project is seen to help rebuild Nigeria’s shipping industry.
Aside from bringing in students from overseas, UC also offers scholarships to Filipino students.
Foreign scholarships available for Filipinos are the Norwegian Ship Owners Association scholarship project, the Marlowe Study Now Pay Later Plan, Brize, IMEC, Blue Eastern and MIC.
For further information, call UC-METC at 414-2012 or log on to www.uc.edu.ph.