Feb 2, 2011, 12:31 PM
The British High Commission in Banjul has announced that Dawda Jallow and Sainabou Wadda have been selected as Gambian Chevening scholars for the academic year 2013/14.
The Chevening Scholarship Programme, one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarship programmes, is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Granted every year through the British High Commission to two Gambian students, the scholarship offers the opportunity to study at one of the UK’s leading universities for a period of one year with the UK government paying fees and expenses.
Mr Jallow and Ms Wadda are coincidentally both studying the same subject at the same university. Both will undertake a Master’s degree programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Exeter.
Mr Jallow and Ms Wadda, who joined the UK High Commissioner David Morley at the High Commission for afternoon tea last week (13 August) to talk about their upcoming visit to the UK, will be going to the UK next month to undertake their studies.
The British High Commission in Banjul has now funded over 70 Gambian students to achieve postgraduate degrees in a range of academic disciplines.
Commenting on the development, UK High Commissioner David Morley said: “I was delighted to meet Dawda and Sainabou recently and to hear all about their future study plans in the UK.
“I congratulate them on being offered the scholarship; it is always a pleasure to be able to send keen students to the UK to study for their postgraduate degrees under the Chevening programme.
“I am sure both Dawda and Sainabou will be excellent ambassadors for The Gambia once in the UK and I wish them the very best of luck.”