The 2009 edition of Telecommunications Scholarship Programme, TSP, a scheme designed by the institute for advanced e-Studies to build human capital capacity in the telecoms industry has commenced. TSP is aimed at providing graduates with skills required for excellence in the telecoms industry.
Courses covered by TSP scholarship with certification include:
- Telecommunications Engineering (NARTE Certified Telecoms Engineer)
- Telecommunications Marketing (AIPMM)
- Telecoms Project management (PMI PMP)
- Telecoms Sales (AIPMM)
- Customer Relationship Management (CCCP)
Apart from equipping graduates with relevant telecoms skills, TSP scholarship has other programmes embedded into it, like the Job placement programme, JPP, designed Kimberly Ryan Recruitment agency, which schedule employment interview with telecommunications firms for successful TSP graduates.
Also part of TSP is a Career Advancement Programme for Students, CAPS, which provides six months internship programme for successful TSP gradates as management trainees in industry.
According public campaign by institute for Advanced e-Studies, TSP also adds other non-core telecoms skills like business writing, resume writing, interview skills, and business communication.
To apply for TSP
Log on to www.iaesnigeria.org and complete the registration form. You will also need to pay N5,000 only. Visit iaes website at www.iaesnigeria.org for details of TSP and how to pay.
We will like to warn you though that TSP scholarship does not seem to be for everyone as you will need to have at least N200,000 to benefit from the TSP loyalty programme. According to Institute of Advanced e-Studies, TSP loyalty programme allows TSP applicants to pay a flat fee of N200,000 for training programme. To qualify for TSP loyalty programme you will need to be referred by an Alumni of TSP scholarship. Iaes also claims that those not referred by a TSP Alumnus can also benefit from TSP loyalty programme by writing nil in the space for TSP referrer on the scholarship form.
According to Institute for Advanced e-Studies, under the TSP loyalty scheme applicants will not seat for any scholarship exam. TSP loyalty scheme is automatic.
If you fail to enrol under TSP loyalty programme you will have to seat for the examination and you will end up paying N250,000 if you qualify for grade A, N300,000 for grade B, and N350,000 for grade C. This is quite confusing, why will anyone want to seat for TSP exam if thy can pay less to avoid it.
If you are as confused as we are about where the scholarship comes in visit www.iaesnigeria.org as you may be lucky to find more information.
It seems to us that the TSP telecoms scholarship programme simply means TSP telecoms learning programme (TLP).