The Henley Business School in partnership with the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has awarded full and partial Post Graduate Diploma scholarships to five alumni graduates from the AAAN Adcademy masterclass programme. This was announced at a virtual press conference held on Friday.
The two recipients of the full scholarship, Nkedilim Monye, Account Planner, Imaginarium Marketing Communications and Sheriff Akinpelu, Founder of Strategy, Trybe, are poised to access postgraduate education at the Henley Business School valued at $7000 each while Joy Akemo Daniel of Agile Communications Ltd, Nabila Abdulmajeed of Imaginarium Marketing Communications and Abiona Elizabeth of Care by Zest will receive a 50% scholarship.
Speaking at the event, President of AAAN, Steve Babaeko, while expressing his gratitude, stated that the scholarship is a result of a strong connection between the AAAN and the Henley Business School and hoped that the scholarship will further deepen their partnership.
“This scholarship is a deepening of the relationship we started cultivating with the Henley Business School last year and we do not take the partnership for granted. I want to thank the Henley team for the scholarship”, he said.
Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School, Africa, stated that the institution, set to celebrate its 30th anniversary, has become an African business school of international standard.
He noted that the collaboration will build confident people who can match the standard anywhere in the world.
Sheriff Akinpelu, on behalf of other recipients, thanked the AAAN for the AdCademy initiative as well as Henley Business School for the opportunity to learn at a prestigious institution.
“I want to thank Henley Business School for the opportunity and also the decision to raise the partial scholarships to 50%. The scholarships will go a long way for all of us,” he said.