Education, Social

China Ambassador Awards 30 UTG Students Scholarships

Chinese Ambassador Liu Jin on Tuesday awarded scholarships to 30 students of the University of The Gambia (UTG) at a ceremony held at the Law Faculty Auditorium of the university’s administrative campus in Kanifing.

The occasion was graced by the Ambassador, officials of his embassy, Vice Chancellor Herbert Robinson, Deputy Vice Chancellor Momodou Jain.

The scholarship programme by the Chinese government through its ambassador to The Gambia was initiated in 2017 to support UTG students in their academic pursuits.

In his remarks, Ambassador Liu  Jin underscored the fruitful results of China-Africa and China-Gambia cooperation in various fields in recent years, adding that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the principles of sincerity, real results, affinity, good faith and commitment to the greater good and shared interests proposed by President Xi Jinping of China.

“China will continue to uphold these principles and cooperate with The Gambia and other African countries to further deepen cooperation, achieve mutual benefit and win-win results, and jointly build a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era,” he said.

H.E. Ambassador Liu enjoined UTG students to continue working hard, broaden their horizons, make good use of platforms such as the Confucius Institute at the UTG to learn about Chinese culture and become ambassadors of friendship between China and The Gambia.

Ambassador Liu, thus, congratulated the awardees for having won the scholarships.

For his part, Vice Chancellor Prof. Robinson emphasised the importance of Gambia-China relations while thanking the ambassador on behalf of the Chinese government for their support to enhancing education in The Gambia, in particular providing training and capacity building opportunities for UTG students, who attended massively the ceremony.

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