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About the NHEF

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) was founded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation in 2004. Since then, the NHEF has been committed to enhancing the capacity of higher education institutions in Nigeria.


To enhance the capacity of higher education institutions in Nigeria and raise awareness about the role of higher education and Nigerian universities in social, economic and political development. We are focused on sustainable development and creating opportunities for developing and nurturing Nigerian talent.


To create a future in which Nigeria’s higher education ranks amongst the best in the world increase the number of well-educated Nigerians assuming positions of leadership on the global stage.

2019 Scholars Program Orientation

Highlight of 2019 NHEF Scholars Program Orientation

NHEF Scholars Spotlight

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