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Egypt grants 12 scholarships to Islamic Malawian students

Written by  Isabella Jere
Egyptian Deputy Ambassador to Malawi Abdallah Hosney speaks presents the scholarship to one of the students Idrissa Kachingwe -Pic by Stanley Makuti Egyptian Deputy Ambassador to Malawi Abdallah Hosney speaks presents the scholarship to one of the students Idrissa Kachingwe -Pic by Stanley Makuti

Lilongwe, January 9: As one way of contributing to the country’s development, the Government of Egypt has awarded twelve academic scholarships to twelve Islamic Malawian students to study at Hazard University in Egypt.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, the Deputy Ambassador of Egypt to Malawi, Abdallah Hosny said the scholarship scheme is composed of some schemes put together by the Egyptian Government to advance education experience that will help in developing Malawi.

“These scholarships will help the students to expose themselves academically. Also, there will be an exchange of tradition and experiences from countries they will travel to which will help contribute to the country’s development,” said Hosny.

Some of the courses offered at the University include: Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Political Science, Accounting, Economics and Law.

The Director of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education, Samson Mbewe, commended the Government of Egypt for its contribution to the education sector in Malawi, saying education is a key to the development of Malawi.

“This is the second batch of scholarships to be awarded by the Egyptian government after 13 were handed out in December. I, therefore, take this opportunity to thank them for what they are doing for us, mostly in areas of education.

“This will help in developing Malawi and cementing the relationship between our two countries,” Mbewe said.

The scholarships are fully funded and the students are expected to leave on January 12, 2018.

Egypt annually presents around 300 short capacity building training programs in many vital sectors such as agriculture, judiciary, diplomacy, women empowerment, media, health military and police.

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