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Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Doris Simeon Get Scholarships to Study at National Open University



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These stars are heading back to school!

In May 2014, Ini Edo made headlines when she was offered a scholarship to study Law at the National Open University. If you missed it, read it here.

Now 4 more stars have also been offered scholarships. Today, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Francis Duru, Doris Simeon and Sani Danja were announced as ambassadors for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

All 4 were presented by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Vincent A. Tenebe, with scholarships to study their courses of choice.


Doris Simeon

Doris Simeon

Francis Duru

Francis Duru

Sani Danja

Sani Danja


  1. Nneoma

    June 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Pardon my ignorance giving sclp to people who have money, people who can actually train themselves, when they are more people who can’t afford to go to school due to financial assistance i think they should be given this to..

    • slice

      June 26, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Marketing. The same reason u let kim k into ur club for free

    • Akaahan Terungwa

      June 26, 2014 at 5:41 am

      It’s a PR thing, Nneoma. Nigerians are known to follow exactly what their celebrities do…it is hoped that NOUN will gain the attention/acceptance of the public this way.

  2. Dml

    June 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Cool n congrats to them. But what I don’t understand is why give scholarship to those who can afford it and not extending it to the less privileged who can’t afford school and want to. This country has issues..mtcheew

  3. Justcurious

    June 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Mtchewwww!!misplace of priority..y give scholarship to those that can afford it? Abi Woh is d essence of scholarship especially in a poverty striken country like ours? Ema gbami ke..

  4. lws

    June 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    why not give it to people that actually need it

  5. Really!

    June 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Nigeria is sooooo backwards.

  6. Mademoiselle

    June 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    All these scholarships they are sharing, won’t they give the less privileged/more deserving too???

  7. truth

    June 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    A nation with ethical backbone, and some of the people who have the voice to speak for those who has no platform to be heard, join in the systematic corruption. How sad. Nigeria truly might never have good role models the way the people, espcially those who can speak against it, slowly try to take their own cut of the national cake. The problem with hoping for a better nigeria is that most nigerians have no strong ethical or moral backbone.

  8. g

    June 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Pls tell me there was no bomb blast in Lagos?

  9. deb

    June 26, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I hope they attend classes.

  10. Cocobutter

    June 26, 2014 at 1:49 am

    This is really silly, surely these celebrities can afford to go to University, if they choose to!! Why not give the scholarships to people from poor backgrounds, who cannot afford to go to Universities…. Seriously Nigeria is a weird country!!

  11. mujer

    June 26, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Popularity comes to a knowledge center when it becomes a source of powerful dialogue, influential research, and societal change. What has Tenebe done that true presidents of ivory tower schools of great renown do to boost the images of their universities? They did not invite celebrities to become ambassadors through meaningless scholarships. They developed their research programs. They created think tanks through endowed chairs. If you are going to engage Nollywood, perhaps create an advanced and world class school of film school that can graduate world class artists. Ayayai!

  12. Kemi

    June 26, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Ok, I can rest my case at this point cause you all have said all I need to say in different ways. Hmmmmmm! Nigeria let us all come together to make our country a better place.

  13. queen bee

    June 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

    This is totally crazy and unnecessary haba when will Nigeria grow up

  14. Berry Dakara

    June 26, 2014 at 7:19 am

    The write up says they’re ambassadors, so how about instead of saying they were given scholarships, they’re being paid to represent the school?

  15. Oziozumi

    June 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

    No wonder they increased returning students fee (1st semester) of N15,500 to N23,000 and (2nd semester) of N2,500 to N13,000 and fresh students’ fees of about 32k to at least 40k…it’s very unfair!

  16. ScarletXianne

    June 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Well, instead of paying them to be their ambassadors they decided to give them scholarships that they may or may not use……hmm

  17. destiny

    June 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    All this scholarship ur sharing, deris GOD oooo

  18. Anonymous

    June 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I really don’t know why we celebrate mediocrity in Nigeria, now children don’t want to study their books again, they want to become a star some secondary school student even go as far bleaching to be acceptable in the society.

  19. kush

    June 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    chei chei daris god ooo…. all the scholarship u people are sharing…. issokie

  20. jickson olafisoye

    June 8, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I sometimes have to weep for this country seeing the magnitude of our corruption and silly mentality.Of all the actor or actresses give scholarship to school in NOUN,how many of them could not go to schoo”?There are millions of poor Nigeria youth who could not afford education…….oshhh This is pure uncovered madness.

  21. deborah

    September 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I want to go to school but, no means please… I need this scholarship.

  22. deborah

    September 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I want to go to school but have no means… please grant me scholarship too.

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