UAE offers 20 fully funded scholarships to Seychellois students | 05 December 2019
Twenty fully funded scholarships will be awarded to Seychellois students who wish to pursue further studies at university level in the United Arab Emirates.
This was announced yesterday by the chargé d’affaires for United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Saeed Alneyadi, when he called on the Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Jeanne Simeon at the ministry’s headquarters, Mont Fleuri.
Chargé d’Affaires Alneyadi said he had been directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to announce that 20 fully funded scholarships will be awarded to Seychellois students who wish to pursue further studies at university level in the United Arab Emirates.
It was stated that the government of Seychelles will decide on the fields of study based on its manpower priority needs.
The Agency for the National Human Resource Development (ANHRD) will be responsible for submission of applications to the embassy, whereas the embassy will provide a list of universities in the UAE to the ANHRD and will also make necessary arrangements for students who have been awarded scholarships to obtain their student visas.
This is an important commitment within the framework of UAE-Seychelles ties and a very long partnership that symbolises the friendship and close cooperation which has existed for many years between the two countries.
Chargé d’Affaires Alneyadi said: “As you know, education is the cornerstone of revival of nations, therefore, nurturing and motivating students to innovate and create is one of the priorities of our wise leadership to make education a priority in the progress of our country.”
On behalf of the government of Seychelles, Minister Simeon expressed her gratitude and appreciation for this generous gesture by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the government of the United Arab Emirates.
The scholarships will help boost the professional cadre of Seychelles workforce.
Attending the ceremony were Dr Linda Barallon, principal secretary for tertiary education and human resource development; Dr Odile Decomarmond, principal secretary for early childhood, primary and secondary education; Merida Delcy, special advisor to the minister; Nadia Lauricourt, chief executive of the ANHRD and other ministry officials.
Press release from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development