Sep 1, 2021, 2:17 PM
Nigerian Community in The Gambia last Sunday held its congress attended by hundreds of Nigerians residing in The Gambia.
Still with his diplomatic engagement, the Honourable Minister also received the Regional Director of Munazamat Al-Dawa Al-Islamia (Mada), Dr. Lobna Abdal Aziz Muhamed. Dr Muhamed was at the Foreign Ministry at the invitation of the Honourable Minister.
During the meeting, the Honourable Minister raised among other things concerns of Gambian students studying at the Islamic University of Africa in Sudan. The Honourable Minister was looking at possibilities of addressing the plight of Gambian students in Sudan who went under the scholarship of Munazamat. He appealed for her office’s intervention in remedying the situation so that Gambian students in Sudan can continue learning in a better environment.
On her part, Director Muhamed informed the Hon. Minister that Gambian students at Islamic University of Africa were enrolled through Munazamat who announced and shared the scholarship forms for all interested candidates to apply. She said upon admission, Munazamat further provides tuition fees, accommodation, feeding with any other needs are at the students' own cost.
She further informed the Hon Minister that the Ministry of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology normally provides students with an annual stipend of $300 in addition to provision of air tickets.
She also informed the Hon Minister that before the air ticket is purchased for the students, they sign a form with Munazamat according to the terms in the scholarship package.
The Director used the opportunity to share their reports with the Hon Minister and interventions in the Health and Educational sectors for 4 decades whilst appealing for further collaboration.
Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad
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