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Nigerian Lawyer Wins UK Chevening Scholarship

Hafsah Dauda, a Nigerian lawyer, has been selected as the recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue her master’s degree in psychology in the United Kingdom.

The Chevening Scholarship is a yearly grant given out by the government of the United Kingdom to international students in order to offer them the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree at no cost at any university in the United Kingdom.

On her LinkedIn profile, Hafsah, who had submitted an application for the Chevening scholarship 2022, expressed her delight at having been selected as one of the winners.

“I am delighted to announce that I shall be pursuing an Msc Psychological Studies with Mental Health at the prestigious University of Aberdeen, UK,” she wrote.

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Prior to that, she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Bayero University, which is located in North-West Nigeria. In explaining why she decided to study Psychology in the UK, she stated that she found the course to be both natural and challenging for her.

“Deciding to transition from Law to Psychology has been one of the most challenging yet most natural things for me. But it had remained a dream until I decided to take a leap of faith,” she said.

She expressed a strong desire to assist her home nation of Nigeria in addressing the psychological challenges that are encountered by those who have been victims of terrorism in Nigeria.

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“Coming from a region with a high poverty and illiteracy rate which has been further riddled by insurgency, I am happy for this opportunity to study Psychology in order to help address the psychological issues faced by the victims of insurgency and banditry caused by the years of unrest,” she explained.

She expressed appreciation to God for her success in the scholarship applications, and she also gave thanks to the United Kingdom Government and the University of Aberdeen for funding her course of study.

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