Indian Government offers 200 scholarships to S. Sudanese

Indian Ambassador S.D. Moorthy handing over travelling documents to South Sudan Journalists Mr. Mario Suleiman Aguer and Mr. Francis Ramadan Elonaia at Indian Embassy (Embassy file photo):


By Moses Gum

The Indian Government is offering 200 slots for South Sudanese nationals for a period of one year, the Embassy has said.

According to the Embassy, it said South Sudan students will use the opportunity to build their capacities by educating them in different technical and language programme.

The course starting from April, 2018 to March, 2019 came under Indian Technical and Economic Co-operation (ITEC) Programme.

Already some of the young South Sudanese have been selected for a Diploma Course in Development Journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication at New Delhi.

Among the selected people include Mr. Mario Suleiman Aguer, Reporter, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation and Mr. Francis Ramadan Elonai from Information Commission.

The two journalists received their visas, tickets and are expected to travel to New Delhi as from beginning of August through November of this year.

This is a fully sponsored scholarship by the Government of India.

India is among the first countries that recognized the independence of the Republic of South Sudan in 2011. It has been involved in strengthening ties in areas of communication.


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