The Executive Director of the Presidential Scholarship Programme, Dr Christopher Mushohwe has on Tuesday sent forth 30 students who have been selected to study in China under the Presidential Scholarship Programme.
20 other students are expected to leave tomorrow for Qindao Province.
Addressing the students, their parents and guardians just before they left for the Harare International Airport, Dr Mushohwe, who is also the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, implored the students to be good ambassadors and fly the country’s flag high.
The ecstatic parents commended the wise leadership of President Mugabe which has seen more than 20 000 students benefitting from the programme so far, with some now working in different professions locally and overseas.
The Presidential Scholarship Programme, which until now was restricted to Fort Hare and 15 other South African universities, has now spread to China after a Chinese company, Qingdao Hengshen offered 50 scholarships to Zimbabwean students.
The students have been enrolled in the areas of international trade, business management and Chinese language.
The enrolment is expected to rise to 100 students next year.
The Presidential Scholarship Programme commenced in 1995 and aims at empowering students from marginalised communities in Zimbabwe.
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