Mauritius offers scholarships to 18 deserving African students

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Rajkeswur Purryag, president of Mauritius


Port-Louis, Mauritius – The Mauritian government has offered scholarships to 18 deserving students to study in tertiary institutions in Indian Ocean Island nation.

Quoting official sources, PANA reported that the 18 successful candidates emerged from a list of 63 applicants.

According to the sources, the remaining 45 applicants were not eligible for the awards for various reasons, including the lack of adequate educational qualifications, and inability to properly complete the registration forms.

The choice of the 18 successful candidates was was made by a panel, chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tertiary Education and composed of representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Education and Board of Investment and the Tertiary Education Commission.

These students were from Botswana (2), Ghana (1), Kenya (2), Madagascar (1), Seychelles (2), Tanzania (1), Uganda (8) and Africa South (1).

During the 2013 Budget, the Mauritian government announced a scholarship scheme for 50 deserving African students and Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam unveiled the plan at the last African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.