On 26 September, Commonwealth Alumni in Abuja participated in an information session on Commonwealth Scholarship opportunities in Nigeria. The event was comprised of a general information session on Commonwealth Scholarships available in Nigeria, how to apply, and what makes a good quality application, followed by a panel discussion with Commonwealth Alumni on writing a high quality development impact essay.


  • Rachel Inegbedion (2022 Commonwealth Shared Scholar), MSc Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews
  • Ademola Adeleke (2022 Commonwealth Scholar), MA Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University
  • Dr Francis Ayomoh (2018 and 2020 Commonwealth Scholar), MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; PhD Health Systems and Policy Research: Organization and Delivery of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
  • Dr Israel Balogun (2022 Commonwealth Scholar), PhD Humanitarian Studies and Public Health, University College London

Each panel member addressed one of the four parts of the development impact essay and shared their personal advice to attendees. The session was followed by a Q&A after which the event closed.