Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 NNPC—SNEPCO University Scholarship award for Nigerian undergraduates

By Naija Scholarships Buzz 

2018 NNPC—SNEPCO National University Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduates 

Naijascholarships Buzz is glad to once again anonounce to the public that the awaited Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) and SNEPCO scholarship award for 2018 has kicked off. Interested Nigerian undergraduates are hereby invited for the  2018 NNPC—SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme. 

The NNPC-SNEPCO scholarship award is open for Nigerian undergraduates in their 200LVL. The scholarship aids the successful awardees/students during their studies at the University with a yearly monetary grant that runs till the completion of their undergraduate degree.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to successfully qualify for the NNPC-SNEPCO scholarship award, interested applicants must have the following at their possession during the application process:
  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Currently be in their second year of full-time study in a Nigerian University accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in a 5 grade system
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)

Courses Eligible for the Scholarship: 

The NNPC-SNEPCO scholarship award is open for students studying any of the following underlisted courses:

Petroleum Engineering
Marine Engineering 
Instrumentation Engineering 
Civil Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Materials/Corrossion Engineering 
Computer Engineering 
Electrical Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Metallurgical Engineering 
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics 
Computer Science 
Agricultural Science 
Physics/Applied Physics 

How can I apply?
Eligible students studying the above-listed courses in Nigerian tertiary institutions(universities) are elegible to submit an electronic application at

Take Note:

All qualified applicants should be aware of the following notes:
  1. Qualified applicants are expected to have a valid email address for communication of results.
  2. Qualified applicants should should submit their completed forms online at
  3. Personal and educational details of the qualified applicants should be attached in the application form.
  4. Qualified applicants should upload scanned copies of the following as part of the application; 

  1.     a.  A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant in JPEG format, and not more than 200 kilobytes.
  2.     b. University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission Letter;
  3.     c.   Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Scores;
  4.     d.   O' Level Result(s); and 'A' Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable;
  5.     e.      Letter of Identification from State of origin indicating applicant's local government of origin; and
  6.      f.      Academic results for 100 level.

Application Deadline
The applications remains valid and open till September 17, 2018 and the examination date will be made known to the shortlisted candidates.

Also Note that 

  • Each document submitted online must have a maximum size of 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG.
  • NNPC—SNEPCo scholarship award application is totally FREE. No charges apply so beware of fraudsters.
  • SNEPCo will not accept email applications. It is important to visit the official website for detailed information and to access the online application portal.
  • SNEPCo DOES NOT ASSIGN Representatives/Agents to assist applicants.
  • Any candidate found to have presented false documents will be disqualified or withdrawn at any level of the scholarship.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a computer-based test’

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Download Cowbell mathematics past questions

By Naija Scholarships Buzz 

Download cowbell mathematics past questions for juniors and seniors:

The Cowbell mathematics competition TV show is known for its reputation of being tough.

 Every year many Nigerian secondary schools register their well prepared students for the cowbell mathematics challenge. 

But the competition requires enormous amount of preparation, that's why having the Cowbell mathematics past questions is a helpful tool and in that gives a head start on how to go about the preparation process.

Below are links to download these past questions of Cowbellpedia math quiz conducted over the years.

 * Download cowbell mathematics past questions for juniors (JSS3) here. 

 * Download cowbell mathematics past questions for seniors (SS2) here. 

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Cowbell mathematics past questions for seniors (SS2)

By Naija Scholarships Buzz 

While the cowbell mathematics competition is too competitive, it is important that senior secondary school students (particularly SS1 and SS2) interested in the CowbellPedia Mathematics competition, should have made enormous amount of effort towards preparing for the cowbell mathematics competition TV show. 

This is where the cowbell mathematics competition past questions come in handy as they give you an insight and a head start. 

Below are links to download these past questions of Cowbellpedia math quiz conducted over the years. 

Download Cowbellpedia math quiz past questions for seniors (SS2) here:

Past question 1 (2009)

Past question 2 (2010)


Cowbell mathematics past questions for juniors (JSS3)

By Naija Scholarships Buzz 

As the cowbell mathematics competition is too competitive, it is recommended that you prepare very well before going for the competition. 

The past questions should not just give you an insight of what's to come but also a head start.

The following links below contains PDF file of previous past questions and answers for juniors(JSS3) over the years.

Download Cowbellpedia math quiz past question for junior secondary school here:

Past question 1 (2009)

Past question 2 (2010)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SAT — your passport to undergraduate study in the US

By Naija Scholarships Buzz 

The dream of every Nigerian senior secondary school student in Nigeria and Africa in whole is to advance into their respective undergraduate programs abroad i.e., to study their choice of course abroad, possibly in the US, UK or Europe.

This desire sometimes seems impossible but one most prominent idea that comes to the mind of every senior secondary school student is scholarship;  thus many students surf the internet seeking for such scholarship opportunities that would take them abroad in order to continue their education, since they can't afford to accommodate or pay all the expenses involved in studying abroad. 

Even while some students seek for partially funded scholarships, a majority of the students aim at fully funded scholarships since funding their education as an international student at a university abroad can be challenging.
Well,  you don't have to look down on such students, you just have to put yourself in their shoes. 

In this article, we carefully explain how any Nigerian senior secondary school student aspiring to study abroad can secure admissions particularly in universities in the US with just one vital key called SAT. 

The same opportunity is also available to undergraduates who would love to start afresh in one of the universities in the US. We recommend only the year one students to be interested in this. 

For those from 200 level onwards or graduates, we recommend you apply through the alternative explained in this post Study in USA or UK for free — the wonders of TOEFL and GRE 

What is SAT? 

SAT stands for Scholastic Assessment Test and was developed by College Board for the purpose of admission into undergraduate degree programs of universities or colleges in the United States. While SAT is owned, developed, and published by College Board , the test is issued or administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) — the same test makers of TOEFL and GRE

SAT is intended for secondary school students who seek admission into undergraduate degree programs or Colleges abroad, mostly in the US. 

The SAT test is in two forms:
  1. The paper-based test for which students receive their score reports via mail at about 6 weeks after sitting for the exam. 
  2. Online or Computer-based test for which students (test takers) receive their score reports online at about 3 weeks after sitting for the exam. 
In both forms, the overall duration of the test is 3-4 hours. 
While the tests comes in two forms, it is usually administered 7 times a year in the US (that is,  August, October, November, December, March, May, and June),  and 4 times a year (that is October, December, March, and May) for international students (outside US).
As of 2017, the SAT test was taken by approximately 1.70 million secondary school students worldwide. 

Note: Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for taking the SAT test. 

Nature of the test questions 

The SAT test is divided into two sections:

  1. Mathematics: The duration for this section is 80 minutes and the questions originate from the following areas of topics in mathematics; Numbers and operations, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, Statistics, Probability, and Data Analysis. 
  2. Evidence-based reading and writing: The duration for this section is 100 minutes and the nature of the questions are: Vocabulary, Critical reading, Sentence-level reading, Grammer usage, and Diction. 

* The Mathematics section of the SAT exam is further divided into two portions:
  1. Math Test — Calculator, and 
  2. Math Test — no calculator.
The Math Test— calculator section is made up of 38 questions (30 multiple choice and 8 grid-in)  and lasts for 55 minutes. In this section, scientific and graphing calculators are allowed in the exam with the exclusion of mobile and smartphone calculators, laptops, and other portable devices. 

The Math Test — no calculator section has 20 questions (15 multiple choice and 5 grid-in)  and lasts for 25 minutes. 

In total, the SAT Math Test lasts for 80 minutes with a total of 58 questions.  The score for this section is reported on a scale of 10-40 and section score (equal to the test multiplied by 20) is reported on a scale of 200-800.

* The Evidence-based reading and writing is divided into two portions:
  1. Reading: which is made up of 52 multiple choice questions and a duration of 65 minutes. 
  2. Writing and Language test: which is made up of 44 multiple choice questions and a duration of 35 minutes .
Note: All questions in each section of the SAT test are weighted equally! 

What is the minimum score I can get in SAT? 

The section scores are reported on a scale of 200-800 and each section score is a multiple of 10.
A total score for the SAT is calculated by adding the two section scores which results in a total score ranging from 400-1600.
Therefore, the minimum SAT score is 400 and the maximum SAT score is 1600.

Which schools or universities accept Sat? 

In the US, most universities and colleges that offer undergraduate degree programs accept SAT. These schools include the following but are not limited to

  1.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)    — (Required) 
  2. University of Alabama. As of the time of writing this article(2018), any international student ( including Nigerian students) who scores 1475 in their SAT exam gets automatic fully funded scholarship admission into the university of Alabama .
  3. California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) — (Required) 
  4. Cornell University — (Required) 
  5. Dartmouth College — (Recommended) 
  6. Duke University — ( Recommended) 
  7. Emory University  — (Required) 
  8. Harvard College — (Required) 
  9. Harvey Mudd College — (Required) 
  10. Johns Hopkins University — (Recommended) 
  11. Lafayette College — (Recommended) 
  12. McGill University — (Required) 
  13. New York University — (Recommended) 
  14. Princeton University — ( Required) 
  15. Rice University — (Required) 
  16. Stanford University — (Required) 
  17. Tufts University — (Required) 
  18. University of California, Berkeley — (Required) 
  19. University of Notre Dame — (Recommended) 
  20. Vanderbilt University — (Recommended) 
  21. University of Miami — (Required) 
  22. University of Virginia — (Recommended) 
  23. Webb Institute — (Required) 
  24. Wesleyan University — (Recommended) 
  25. Yale University — (Recommended) 
  26. Auburn University — ( Required), amongst numerous others. Check out 101 list of universities and colleges abroad that accepts SAT test scores.
* Recommended means SAT is not compulsory but is vital or useful if you want to be at the top of the list of your fellow competitors. 
* Required means SAT test score is compulsory for the admission process. 

Note: While some of the schools listed above offer fully funded scholarships, others offer partially funded;  you just have to search the respective schools for the kind of scholarship scheme that suits your needs.

How do I register and prepare for SAT in Nigeria?  

There are many centers students can register for SAT here in Nigeria. Amongst these centers, we recommend 
  1. Examplanet, and 
  2. EducationUSA
because they have reputation in preparing their candidates thoroughly prior to the SAT test exams.

Also, they provide you with all the necessary technical information you need to know about applying, sitting, and sending your SAT test scores to your desired choice of school abroad. 

The current estimated price for SAT is roughly N18,000 ($52.50) to N36,000 ($101.50).

There are other online tools and websites you can use to support your preparation for a better SAT score. These tools and websites are:

After SAT exam what next ?

Prior to their SAT exam, Nigerian secondary school students are expected to have in mind which schools in the US they are really interested in and their respective SAT minimum score requirements.

After the SAT exam, students can then forward their respective SAT test scores together with their WAEC /NECO results and other necessary documents upon request as stipulated by the schools they are applying for. 

Some centers you register for your SAT exams can provide you with additional technical support on when to take the SAT test, which schools suit your needs ,how to send your SAT scores, and many more.  Examples of such centers in Nigeria are EducationUSA located at Victoria Island, Lagos State and at Abuja, and Examplanet

We highly recommend you register for your SAT test via any of the two centers provided above as they are really worth it. 

In conclusion, we advice you to be focused, prepare fiercely and don't give up or lose hope. Success in your SAT exams. 


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101 list of universities abroad that accept SAT test scores for Nigerians— Naijascholarships Buzz

By Naija Scholarships Buzz 

The following list gives 101 universities and colleges that accept SAT test scores as part of their admission entrance requirements. This is just a list of the universities. If you are interested in any school listed below, simply log on to their official websites for more thorough information.

  1. California Institute of Technology
  2. Amherst College
  3. Barnard College
  4. Boston College
  5. Boston University
  6. Bowdoin College
  7. Brown University
  8. Bucknell University
  9. Carleton College
  10. Carnegie Mellon University
  11. Claremont McKenna
  12. College of the Holy Cross
  13. Colorado College
  14. Columbia University
  15. Agnes Scott College
  16. Cleary University
  17. Albertus Magnus College
  18. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  19. American University of Puerto Rico
  20. Connecticut College
  21. Cooper Union
  22. Cornell University
  23. Dartmouth College
  24. Davidson College
  25. Duke University
  26. Emory University
  27. Franklin Olin College of Engineering
  28. George Washington University
  29. Georgetown University
  30. Hamilton College
  31. Harvard College
  32. Harvey Mudd College
  33. Ithaca College
  34. Johns Hopkins University
  35. Lafayette College
  36. Lehigh University
  37. Macalester College
  38. McGill University
  39. Middlebury College
  40. Mills College
  41. New York University
  42. Northwestern University
  43. Oberlin College
  44. Occidental College
  45. Pomona College
  46. Pratt Institute
  47. Princeton University
  48. Reed College
  49. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  50. Rice University
  51. Smith College
  52. Stanford University
  53. Stevens Institute of Technology
  54. Swarthmore College
  55. Tufts University
  56. Union College
  57. University of California, Berkeley
  58. University of California, Davis
  59. University of California, Irvine
  60. University of California, Los Angeles
  61. University of California, Merced
  62. University of California, Riverside
  63. University of California, San Diego
  64. University of California, Santa Barbara
  65. University of California, Santa Cruz
  66. University of Chicago
  67. University of Georgia
  68. University of Miami
  69. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  70. University of Notre Dame
  71. University of Pennsylvania
  72. University of Rochester
  73. University of Southern California
  74. University of Virginia
  75. Vanderbilt University
  76. Vassar College
  77. Wake Forest University
  78. Washington and Lee University
  79. Webb Institute
  80. Washington University in St. Louis
  81. Wellesley College
  82. Wesleyan University
  83. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  84. Yale University
  85. Catholic University of America
  86. Champlain College
  87. Chapman University
  88. Haverford College
  89. Mount Holyoke College
  90. North Carolina State University
  91. St. Bonaventure University
  92. University of Nebraska - Kearney
  93. Northern Arizona University
  94. Hellenic College
  95. Hillsdale College
  96. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  97. St. Lawrence University
  98. Hofstra University
  99. Clarkson University
  100. State University of New York Institute of Technology
  101. Clayton State University

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