By Bukola Hameed
KWASU’s Dr Rashidat Akande wins $24,000 CAD international scholarship grant, News Live Nigeria reports.
Dr. Rashidat Akande of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Kwara State University has won a $24,000 CAD International Scholarship Grant of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship – Advanced Scholars – West Africa (QES-AS-WA) scheme.
Dr. Akande won the QES-AS-WA scholarship award under the year 2022 with the theme “Wurin ta na yin rubutu – Her own room to write”.
Akande’s participation in the programme is for 2 months and is aimed at supporting women Ph.D.s and early career researchers to expand the frontiers of their research and create lasting impact both in Nigeria and Canada.
She is a development economist and a social entrepreneur with a special interest in women empowerment and youth capacity development.
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