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1, 055 Zambian students currently on govt. scholarships abroad

1, 055 Zambian students currently on govt. scholarships abroad
Time Posted: August 12, 2014 7:58 pm

, Science, Vocational Training and Early spokesperson
Hilary Chipango says a total of 1,055 Zambian students are currently
being supported at various universities abroad.

Mr. Chipango said government remains indebted to the generosity and
hopitality of the people and governments of those respective countries.

He said out of the 1,055 students studying abroad, 136 students were
expected to graduate from Algeria, , Cuba, Russia Federation and
Tunisia by the end of August 2014 and return home.

Mr. Chipango said currently 178 Zambians are pursuing undergraduate and
Post graduate studies in ALGERIA, 140 in China, 38 in Cuba, 12 in
Cyprus, 15 in India, 493 IN Russia and 78 in Turkey among other countries.

The ministry’s spokesperson said this in a statement released in Lusaka,

All the scholarships are availed to Zambia are advertised in the daily
papers and the applicants are interviewed and selected by a panel adding
that the procedures are reviewed to make them more transparent and

He said as a ministry they acknowledge the outstanding performance of
the majority of the students abroad as they are competing favorably with
other nationals.

Mr. Chipanga has however warned all students abroad to desist from
irresponsible acts which impact negatively on the image of Zambia.

He said the bursaries Committee has been directed to withdraw
sponsorship at the slightest hint of misbehavior of any Zambian student

Mr. Chipango has also urged the students taking up scholarships this
year to be exemplary in their studies and endeavor at all times and be
ambassadors of Zambia by flying the Zambian flag high.

Source: Zambia : 1, 055 Zambian students currently on govt. scholarships
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