The Government of the People’s Republic of China has provided over eighty scholarships to personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia, and students from various universities here.
Chinese Ambassador accredited to Liberia Fu Jijun, made the formal presentation on Thursday at the Chinese Embassy in Congo Town.
Twenty of the scholarships are bilateral, 18 under the Chineses Scholarship Committee and 25 provided by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
Ambassador Fu discloses that the scholarships cover several universities, including the University of Liberia, Cuttington University in Bong County and Tubman University in Maryland County, respectively.
He says some personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia undergo training program in China, while other beneficiaries would attend other institutions such as the Confucius Institute.
The Chinese envoy reveals that some of the beneficiaries are on the Ambassador Scholarship.
The purpose of the reception at the Chinese Embassy was to see off the Liberian students who won the 2018 Chinese Government scholarship.
Guests at the occasion were officially welcomed by Latim Du-Thong, Acting Minister of Education.
Mr. Emmanuel P. Munyeneh, who represented the 2018 graduates, expressed gratitude to the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the opportunity afforded them to acquire higher education in China.
He encourages his colleagues expected to leave the country shortly to pay keen attention to their studies, adding that Liberia is grateful to China for her continuous educational and other assistance which will go a long way in enhancing capacities of Liberians.
On behalf of the 2018 Chinese Government Scholarship winners, Mr. Clifton Garpeh, Jr., a PhD candidate, and challenges his colleagues to take advantage of the opportunity provided them by the Government of China by showing seriousness in their studies.
The scholarship provided Liberia also account for Liberian students who have attended and graduated in various disciplines through the assistance of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.