African Countries Need to Rethink their Education Curricula to meet their Specific National Needs – Kelechukwu Onwukamike

KC: I am Dr Kelechukwu Onwukamike, preferable called KC or Kenny. I am currently a Research Scientist at Procter & Gamble Germany. I was born in Cameroon to Nigerian parents, so I am Nigerian by nationality. I graduated with a First Class Honours in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria in 2011. In 2015, I received a double MSc degree on Functional Advanced Materials & Engineering (FAME) as part of the Erasmus Mundus Masters programme that was done between University of Augsburg, Germany and University of Bordeaux, France. I equally hold a double PhD in Organic and Polymer Chemistry as part of the Marie-Curie Doctoral programme that was done between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany and University of Bordeaux in France.  Outside of my full time job as a scientist, I run a mentorship platform called DEKEMP (Dr KC Mentorship Platform) that is focused on coaching and mentoring graduate students for international scholarship and careers in general.

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On Winning the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (Part 2)- Mujeeb Balogun

Always follow the instructions given by your proposed programme. Adhere strictly to the word/character limit, do not exceed the limit given. Always have it at the back of your mind that less is more. I will explain. For instance, you can conveniently pass your message in a 1000 words SoP using between 750-850 words. The ability to convey your points using few words are essential. There are many things the reviewers are looking at but are not officially requesting in your letter. Imagine an SoP that does not properly reflect your motivation, is not correctly formatted and is full of incorrect use of grammar?

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On Winning the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (Part 1)- Mujeeb Balogun

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Scholarship is one of the prestigious scholarships in the world. It is a full-ride scholarship funded by the European Union (EU) and awarded yearly to the top and high-achieving students from the EU countries (Programme countries) and non-EU countries (Partner countries).

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