09/03/2016 16 Cameroonian women benefit from 16 000 000 CFA worth scholarship from the British Government.
The scholarships will enable each of the 16 ladies pursue a Master’s Degree programme in any University within Cameroon.
While handing over attestations to the beneficiaries duiring a cocktail party, the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Brian Olley promised the United Kingdom’s support to education in Cameroon and contribution towards the country’s emergence.
The British High Commissioner explained that the selection criteria was strict as only those with impressive developmental projects for the country were selected.
Though 16 were chosen as against the initially 20 earmarked, the British Diplomat hopes 20 women will be selected next year.
While the representatives of the Ministers of Higher Education and Women Empowerment and the Family thanked the Government of the United Kingdom for its largesse and efforts in empowering the female folk, the recipients of the scholarship were visibly overjoyed.
The Cameroon Women’s Scholarship Scheme was initiated in 2011 in line with the Commonwealth Day theme of that year, "Women as agents of change.”
The scholarship which is in its fourth edition aims at training Cameroonian women with leadership skills so that they could contribute in the country’s development.
The scholarships awarded this 8th March 2016, seemed to be a timely Women’s Day package for the 16 Cameroonian women.