Earlier this year, award-winning Nigerian dancehall artist Patoranking announced, at an information session in Lagos, that he will be offering 10 fully-paid scholarships for promising students from across Africa to attend the prestigious African Leadership University (ALU) in 2020.
Today, in a signed release, he announced that these 10 outstanding students have been selected after reviewing thousands of applications from over 45 countries in Africa. The recipients of this scholarship will receive full coverage for their tuition and other study-related costs to study at the African Leadership University.
“These young Africans have distinguished themselves through their vision, resilience, and the impact they have already made in their communities despite their financial limitations. They have demonstrated exceptional potential in becoming part of the next generation of leaders that will greatly improve the continent, and it’s the potential impact that I see them making that gets me excited”, said Patoranking.
“We are excited to receive these 10 Patoranking Scholars to both our Rwanda and Mauritius Campuses for the 2020 session. The scholarship was highly contested and these young Africans were able to stand out clearly with an impressive story,” Tino Elgner, the Director of Admissions at ALU, said. “We are even more confident that they will go on to create positive change starting from their communities.”
The Patoranking Scholarship was set up in partnership with ALU to identify young Africans in low-income areas with an exceptional track record of impact within their communities and connect them with a world-class education that will enable them to scale this impact.
“I will be following up personally with each Patoranking Scholar throughout the duration of their study at ALU, and will support their development into entrepreneurial leaders,” Patoranking also said.
Full List of Patoranking Scholars 2020/21
Chidera Nnadozie (Female)
ABDULMALEEK USMAN (Male)
EMMANUEL MARKWEI (Male)
HARDNESS RANGE (Female)
HANISANI NLEYA (female)
AMOS KASUMBA (Male)
KAFUMBA S DARAMAY (Female)
EMMANUEL OKORWOIT (Male)
SANDRA MUGENIWAYESU (female)
YOUSSOUF OUEDRAOGO (Male)