49 Students
49 Students

The Stipendium Hungaricum is a scholarship facility which has given birth to the bilateral agreement between Ghana Government and Hungary, spanning a three year period, where Ghana is being represented by the Ministry of Education with the Scholarship Secretariat acting as the coordinating and implementing agency.

A memorandum of understanding signed in 2015, gave effect to this collaborative facility to train 50 Ghanaian students annually at the Tertiary level of education in various Bachelors and Postgraduate programmes. And these includes Engineering, Agriculture and Business Administration and to mention a few.

In his farewell address at the meeting with the 2017/2018 Hungary Government Scholarship Awardees at the Scholarships Secretariat on 19th September, 2017, in Accra, the Registrar of Scholarships, Mr. Kingsley Agyemang noted that, through the generosityHungarysupport of the Hungarian Government, another batch of 49 Ghanaian students are leaving for Hungary on 20th September, 2017 to begin their studies in furtherance of the bilateral scholarship agreement.

“We are very excited about this development because, apart from the imminent benefit to Ghana, Hungary is reputed to be one of the best countries in the world to pursue academic studies at the Tertiary level. It is also beautiful, peaceful, hospitality country that offers a serene environment for learning.” He commended the Hungary Government.

According to him on behalf of Government, the Scholarships Secretariat assured to play their expected role of paying supplementary allowances and other entitlements due students during their stay and studies in Hungary, thus, to motivate them to rise to the height of excellence desired by all.

He added that, the secretariat under its new management has strengthened monitoring mechanism and is desirous of establishing regular contacts with students including monitoring visits towards the stated objective.

“In spite of being relatively new, the Hungarian Scholarship is definitely one of the premium and cherished Scholarship offers Ghana has and therefore, everything possible will be done to ensure that, it is fully utilized to the benefit of the country. Hopefully when this is achieved, not only will Ghana benefit from the skills and knowledge acquired by beneficiary students but also place itself in good stead for more scholarship opportunities for Ghanaian citizens.” Mr. Agyemang emphasized.

The Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Andràs Szabós, also commended the awardees on their hard work, and charged them to take advantage of the opportunity given them.

According to him, Hungary was very much respected in Africa in the 80’s and 90’s, and thus, the government offered a lot of scholarships to African young people including Ghanaians.

He said, the purpose of this scholarship, is to enable them to acquire broader knowledge from Hungary, where you can find most of the world’s best schools, in order for them to become very useful to Ghana and the society at large.

H.E András requested that, the students should take advantage of the opportunity to learn the Hungarian culture and more importantly, the language, which is a difficult one. ” Please, try to be the master of it because, then, definitely you’ll become the bridge between our countries and I’m sure that, this educational opportunity will give you a good job.” He stressed.

Also at the occasion was Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, the founder of World Miracle Outreach, who happens to be the school mate of the Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana in the world’s best University in Hungary.

By:Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh

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