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Meet the 2021 ANSA Scholarship Recipients


We are excited to announce the scholars in the 2021 cohort of the ANSA Scholarship Program. The profiles of these scholars are listed below alphabetically.


We hope you enjoy learning more about our new scholars!


Charles Benedict


Charles Benedict holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Oduduwa University, Nigeria with a cumulative grade point average of 4.90 on a 5.00 scale. Charles graduated top of his graduating class and is currently working as a research associate at the University of Ilorin Molecular Diagnostic & Research Laboratory. He aspires to obtain a master’s degree in Biochemistry. “I am passionate about research and the application of science in all sectors of life, I also enjoy reading”.







Chukwujekwu Aleke

Chukwujekwu Aleke holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nigeria. Chukwujekwu is passionate about research topics addressing infectious diseases-public health concerns. He aspires to obtain a PhD in Microbiology with specific research focus on elucidating the interplay between host biological cells and microbial pathogens. “I want to become a critical-thinking scientist and apply biological concepts in developing novel techniques to transform the world and ensure that human life is safeguarded ”.



Farooq Olanrewaju


Farooq Olanrewaju holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria with a cumulative grade point average of 4.85 on a 5.00 scale. Farooq graduated as the best student in the department and received over 7 national scholarships during his undergraduate study, including the much-coveted Federal Scholarship Board National Award. He aspires to obtain a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with specific research focus on autonomous and intelligent systems. “I am very passionate about computer programming and embedded systems”.



Joseph Nwokocha


Joseph Nwokocha holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Joseph is passionate about education and economic causes that drives women empowerment, poverty alleviation and youth development in Africa. He was recognized by the Jigawa State National Youth Service Board with an impactful project award in 2016, for his contributions in the development of Gumel Local Government Area, Jigawa, Nigeria during his service year.




Joy Amadi


Joy Amadi holds a First-Class bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. Joy graduated top of her graduating class in 2019 and aspires to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemistry. She has interests in health, the environment, foreign culture, music, sharing knowledge, and acquiring new skills. “I would describe myself as a happy, positive, and a purpose-driven individual who seeks challenging opportunities to learn, with the mindset of giving back to the society”.








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