China awards scholarships to 310 Ghanaian students

Students in the class of Confucius Institue at Ghana University. (Photo: Confucius Institue at Ghana University Website) 

ACCRA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has awarded 310 Ghanaian students full scholarships to study in various Chinese universities in the 2019/2020 academic year, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Wang Shiting said here on Friday.

According to Wang, Ghana receives the highest number of scholarships from China among all African countries, and the move is in line with the Chinese government's commitment to Ghana's human resources development.

"You are the future of Ghana, the future of the China-Ghana friendship and the future of the world. China and Ghana share the same belief that investing in education is investing in the future," the ambassador told the scholarship beneficiaries.

In 2018 alone, China awarded 1,329 student visas for Ghanaians seeking to further their education in China.

Ghana and China have enjoyed warm and friendly bilateral relations and would continue to do so, Ghanaian Minister for Education Matthew Opoku-Prempeh said.

"We have witnessed several generous scholarship awards from the Chinese government. This is a great testimony of the level of cooperation between Ghana and China in the area of human resource development," the minister said.

Isaac Safo, a beneficiary on his way to a prestigious university in Nanjing, east China, told Xinhua: "I am proud of this opportunity because it will allow me to learn from the Chinese way of doing things and become as unique as they are."