Sterling Bank PLC has launched a programme that would allow school leavers to study in a foreign university while working for the bank.
The scheme tagged: “Grow With Sterling Initiative” is being carried out in partnership with the Nexford University, Washington DC, United States.
The bank would pay 65 per cent of the fees of school leavers to earn international undergraduate degrees under a maximum duration of three years while they are engaged by Sterling Bank to serve in specific capacities in a work-study arrangement.
A statement by the Chief Human Resources Officer of Sterling Bank PLC, Temi Dalley, noted that the programme is part of the bank’s new-to-the-world opportunities for young Nigerians to access quality and education at affordable cost while gaining cognate work experience.
The statement further noted that the financial institution will pay not less than 65 percent tuition fee of the learners admitted into the programme, marking a significant investment in the education of young Nigerians.
Dalley said: “Grow with Sterling’ initiative is a co-branded social impact programme 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.”
Listing other benefits, Dalley added that learners would get complimentary access to 20 percent tuition discount, free enrolment on online learning platforms, among other things