LSETF EDFIN Student Loan

Lagos has an unemployed population of over 1 million inhabitants. A portion of this population consists of individual’s intent on furthering their education by earning advanced degrees, as research shows a positive correlation between these advanced degrees and improved prospects for employment. However, the prohibitively high cost of advanced education deters from this path, with average monthly household incomes in Nigeria at less than one hundred thousand naira.

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Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association

Journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less that $20,000 are asked to send in their best stories. Judges of the award look for stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society.

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