Portuguese scholarships awarded to UNAM students
Portuguese Ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa attended the awarding ceremony of 11 scholarships to Namibian students studying Portuguese language at University of Namibia (UNAM). The scholarships Fernão Mendes Pinto offered by Camões- Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P., the Portuguese government agency responsible for supporting the teaching of Portuguese in schools and universities overseas, cover the fees as well as the cost of manuals and other school material. Once graduated, the beneficiaries will have the opportunity to study for five months in Portugal to perfect their language skills as upon their return to Namibia they will be the teaching Portuguese in Namibian schools that offer this foreign language as a curricular option. The event was held a fortnight ago at the Portuguese Language Centre at UNAM in the presence of Professor Janet Ananias, on behalf of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor Jekura Kavari, head of the Department of Language and Literature Studies as well the Portuguese deputy project coordinator Angelina Costa and Portuguese lecturers Maria Alice Caravelas and Marlene Azevedo.