At the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, in the United States, a student from Nigeria received a fully funded scholarship to pursue his master’s degree.
Omokhoya Sunday, the student, holds an HND and is a graduate of the Federal Polytechnic in Offa, Kwara state.
Sunday completed his National Diploma (ND) coursework at the Federal Polytechnic in Ado Ekiti before moving to Offa to pursue his HND.
Sunday completed his ND and HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in the USA.
Sunday’s success story was posted on Twitter by Scholarship Cafe, a body that shares foreign scholarship information.
The body wrote:
“We’re thrilled to celebrate one of our remarkable success stories, Joseph Omokoya, a recipient of our 2023 E-passport project. Joseph has recently embarked on his Master’s journey in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA.
“Joseph embodies hard work and resilience, serving as an inspiration to us all. Joseph’s success is a testament to the transformative power of education and community backing.”
Some schools in USA accept HND for masters degree
Founder of Scholarship Cafe, Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, told Wothappen that going straight to masters with only an HND is possible as opposed to what many think.
He said there are schools in the USA that accept students who have only HND.
“It is possible. Highly possible. There are schools in the US that accept HND.”
See the tweet below: