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Secondary school leavers get work-study boost as firm offers a 65 percent scholarship

Determined to secure a knowledge-based future that is diverse for young Secondary School Leavers, Sterling Bank has launched the “Grow with Sterling Initiative”.

The initiative which finds its root in one of the Financial Institution key sector education seeks to create valuable opportunities for different categories of citizens while contributing to enriching lives and impacting society.

Temi Dalley, chief human resources officer, Sterling Bank PLC said the programme is part of the Bank’s new-to-theworld opportunities for young Nigerians to get access to quality and affordable education while gaining cognate work experience.

Dalley in a statement made available to Businessday noted that the financial institution will pay not less than sixty-five percent tuition fee of the learners admitted into the programme, marking a significant investment in the education of young Nigerians.

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According to Dalley, ‘Grow with Sterling’ initiative is a co-branded social impact program that will enable Nigerian secondary school leavers to further their education under a unique partnership arrangement with the Bank as the financier and Nexford University as the learning provider.”

Dalley further opines that understanding that an investment in knowledge pays the best interests; the bank recently signed an agreement with Washington DCbased 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.

Listing other benefits, Dalley added that learners will get complimentary access to 20 percent tuition discount, free enrolment on online learning platforms amongst other things.

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