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Germany awards scholarships to 9 NFI students – Spokesman



Germany awards scholarships to 9 NFI students – Spokesman

By Martha Nuhu

Nine students enrolled in Masters programs in Film Culture and Archival Studies at the National Film Institute (NFI) were selected for a German scholarship program.

Students will benefit from the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) 2021 Foreign Scholarship Program known as the German Academic Exchange Service.

A statement signed Monday by Brian Etuk, head of public affairs for the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), in Jos, said the scholarship for the 2021 academic session of the two-year masters program covers the cost of mobility, the monthly scholarship of residence, the German language. scholarship, living expenses and tuition fees.

He said the scholarship belonged to foreign and domestic categories, stating that recipients were selected after submitting proposals on their final thesis areas, demonstrable knowledge of the study program, and justification for requesting the review.

The statement mentioned Nnenna Ukoha, Stephen Okoh and Collins Okorocha as recipients of the foreign component, while Dasiyap Inusa, Ishaku Gumut, Wonah Barnabas, Benjamin Benji, Blessing Izang and Solomon Idyo are the recipients of the national component of the scholarship.

Dr Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director / CEO, NFC, congratulated the grantees while urging them to use funds and opportunities effectively and wisely to justify their studies and future prospects in the field of film culture and archival studies.

Maduekwe highlighted areas of interest to include restoration, digitization, preservation, codification and classification of creative works and audiovisual heritage, which the master’s program was designed to achieve.

He congratulated the Goethe University of Frankfurt, the Arsenal Institute for Film & Video Art Berlin, the Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (German institutions), the University of Jos and the Lagos Film Society for the partnership on the Master in Culture Program of Archival Studies in Nigeria.

At the same time, calls for applications from qualified candidates for admission to the 2020/2021 academic session of the master’s program have started, the statement said.

He asked qualified applicants for the program to visit to complete the application process.

The 2020/2021 admission process would be the second for applicants to the Masters program and the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.

The courses taught over the two-year period cover a wide range of practical, theoretical and thematic film archiving. (NAA)

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