Beijing: Sixty Ghanaian students have been granted Chinese government scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, the media reported on Sunday.
The students came through heated competitions to win the scholarships to pursue further studies in China in various fields, Xinhua news agency reported.
At a reception for the students in Accra, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong reiterated the importance of deepening cooperation between China and Ghana on education.
“I firmly believe you will integrate your personal ideal with the grand cause of the transformation of Ghana, and by applying what you have learnt in China, contribute your due share to the national development and social progress of your motherland,” Sun said.
The deputy minister for pre-tertiary education Alex Kyeremeh said he was grateful to the Chinese government for the scholarships and various supports to the sector, adding they have greatly impacted positively on Ghana’s human resource and economic development.
He advised the students to comport themselves in a worthy manner befitting the status of ambassadors since they are now ambassadors of Ghana.
Esther Nuekie Annang, on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the Chinese government for the opportunity.
The students will join a large group of over 3,700 Ghanaian students studying in China.