A report from Zambaga Rufai SAMINU, Journalists for Tourism Advocacy currently in Rabat, Morocco
The government of Morocco has increased the quota of its annual scholarship program to Ghanaian students willing to study in Morocco to seventy.
Currently, there are more than two hundred (200) Ghanaian students studying various courses in Morocco under the scholarship program.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaian journalists who are currently in Morocco for tourism purposes, one of the beneficiary students, Charles Justice Yaw Junior, lauded the government of Morocco for extending the offer to Ghanaians willing to study in Morocco.
He said this has been made possible following the many years of bilateral relationship developed between the two countries to promote mutual interest.
The architecture student said all beneficiary students currently enjoying impact of the scholarship, really appreciates the commitment and effort of King Hassan (V) and his government for given them opportunity to realize their potential in education.
The Moroccan scholarship, has already benefited hundreds of Ghanaian students including Dr. Evans Duah, a senior lecturer at Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Radia Adama Saani, Board Member of Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) and Chief Executive Officer of Moontouch Travel Limited, among other pool of quality human resources.
They have been adequately prepared for the job market to take up challenges in economic management and assist in development of Ghana.
The bilingual academic studies, being initiated as the first step of the scholarship program for Ghanaian students, has for many years helped in bridging the language barrier between French speaking Africans and their English counterparts.
The students who have benefited from the scholarship, and have graduated as alumni speak flawless English and French.
Overall, Morocco is currently offering twelve thousand (12,000) scholarships to students in Africa annually with the ultimate objective to improve human resource development
Due to peculiarity of the education situation in the African continent, which has been observed by the government of Morocco, majority of the scholarships being offered by the Kingdom, the continent currently takes the chunk thus 12,000 while other beneficiary countries take the rest of the scholarship.
In total, the country currently provides fourteen (14,000) scholarships to students across the globe including Ghanaian students who are studying in various disciplines.