The Embassy of People’s Republic of China to Uganda will continue its support to the disadvantaged students at Makerere University for academic year 2019/20.
The Embassy has been offering scholarship to 30 students since the 2018/2019 academic year. The scholarship includes the Ambassador’s Award for Excellence and the Ambassador’s Award for Friendship to thirty (30).
On 5th September 2019, the Ambassador H.E Zheng Zhuqiang presided the handing over of the scholarship to Makerere University.
The scholarship which is worth UGX85million aimed at supporting continuing students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background to pursue their studies at Makerere University.
While conducting his speech, H.E Zheng Zhuqiang shared an inspirational message to the students from Ms. Angella Nampijja, one of the beneficiaries on the program.
“Like the roses needs the sun to blossom, your support helps me to reach my career goals and I strongly believe Uganda needs software engineers like me to bridge the gap that negatively affect people in my country.”
Ms. Tracy Kituyi who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the People’s Republic of China for gifting Ugandan children with knowledge through education.
“We all agree that the gift of education is more valuable in this world. It is the sole path to developing oneself intellectually and the door to opportunities,” she said.
On behalf of Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr. Aggrey David Kibenge acknowledged the long term relationship between China and Uganda.
“It is gratifying to learn that the Embassy through the Ambassador has graciously renewed its offer of 30 scholarships. I have no doubt that an objective and merit-based criteria has been used to select the beneficiaries and also further the country’s development agenda,” he noted.
The Ambassador’s Award for Excellence and the Ambassador’s Award for Friendship at Makerere University is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed between the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Makerere University.