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Fifty Ghanaian students receive Hungarian Government scholarship

By D.I
Laary, GNA

Accra, Aug. 22, GNA – The Hungarian Government
has awarded full scholarship to additional 50 Ghanaian students to study in
various fields, bringing the total bursary beneficiaries to 100, after the
country re-established bilateral relations with Ghana last year.

The grant package covers payment of
accommodation, full tuition, feeding and monthly stipends of 40,460 HUF
(Hungarian Forint).

Ms  Nike
Szkarosi, the Charge d’ Affairs of the Hungarian Embassy, told the students at
an orientation on Tuesday that education formed the best tool for deepening
bilateral relations and a life-long investment in every country’s destiny.

She said since the Hungarian Government
launched its Foreign Policy, it had opened embassies in several countries in
Africa in an effort to building more sustainable bilateral ties.

Ms Szkarosi charged the students, made up of
undergraduates and postgraduates, to study hard and come out successfully and
become proud ambassadors of Ghana and Hungary.

“When you finish your studies, we will rely on
you because you are to be our ambassadors. Be open, polite and it will be very
good for you and for your country and every one,” she said.

Hungary officially reopened its diplomatic
mission in Ghana in October 2016, after it was closed in 1987 due to financial
constraints and following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The first Embassy was open in Accra in 1961.

The Central European country has since shifted
its Foreign Policy direction to a focus on European integration.

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, an Economist and
International Evangelist, advised the students to learn the diverse cultural
dynamics of the different people they would encounter and merge the cultures to
enable them to coexist peacefully.

“Make sure you integrate well in the society,
learn to accommodate and be accommodated, live a modest life and cut every coat
of yours according to your size,” he said.

He said the integrity of their country was
very important, which they should 
protect by putting up responsible behaviours and showcasing the goodwill
of Ghana.

Dr Tetteh also asked the students to live
modest lives to reflective their social and economic status.  

Ghana and Hungary signed the Education
Cooperation Agreement in 2016, which guaranteed at least 50 scholarships each
year for Ghanaian students to study in Hungary.

This paved way for Ghanaian and Hungarian
researchers, experts and lecturers to collaborate at various levels whiles
opening Ghanaian institutions to Hungarian students desirous of exchange
programmes.

Priority areas include Natural Sciences,
particularly Medicine and Public Health, Engineering, Agriculture and
Economics.

Officials said Ghana strategically selected
those disciplines in view of her transformational development agenda and the
fact that Hungary was renowned in those disciplines.

GNA

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