By Chuks Ekpeneru
To support young secondary school leavers pursuing higher education, Sterling Bank Plc has launched a 65 per cent scholarship scheme.
The product themed ‘Grow With Sterling Initiative’ is Sterling’s new-to-the-world opportunities for young Nigerians to get access to quality and affordable education while gaining cognate work experience.
According to the Banks Chief Human Resources officer, Temi Dalley
“The initiative, which finds its roots in one aspect of the Sterling HEART Sectors, Education, seeks to contribute to the educational development of young Secondary School Leavers. Understanding that an investment in knowledge pays the best interests, the bank recently signed an agreement with Washington DC-based Nexford University by sponsoring secondary school leavers in Nigeria to earn international undergraduate degrees under a maximum duration of three years.
“To also gain hands-on expertise, they will be concurrently engaged by Sterling Bank to serve in specific capacities in a work-study arrangement,” the bank stressed.
Listing other benefits, Dalley added that, learners will get complimentary access to 20 per cent tuition discount, free enrolment on online learning platforms, amongst other things.