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Scholars with leadership potential enter Chevening Scholarship Programme

Scholars with leadership potential enter Chevening Scholarship Programme

Eight local scholars will take up their postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom in the coming weeks. Their studies will be funded by the UK government and the Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund) under the Chevening Scholarship Programme.

The beneficiaries of this year are: Johanna Absalom (MA International Social Development, University of East Anglia), Moses William (MSc Hydrography, Plymouth University), Ndiweteko Jennifer Nghishitende (LLM in Human Rights Law, Queen Mary, University of London), Valistinus Shaningwa Ashipala (MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion, Bangor University), Moses Matyayi (MA in Human Resource Management, London Metropolitan University), Joint Petrofund/Chevening scholar Miriam Mweelende Ndeitaodino Ndafediva (MSc Oil and Gas Finance, Robert Gordon University), Johannes Otshondiri Klemens (MSc Global Health, University of Glasgow) and Jonas Amukende (MA Metals and Energy Finance, Imperial College, London).

The Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.

Chevening is a great opportunity for these bright and promising Namibians. I am very excited for them, as they are embarking on a journey of a lifetime which will be packed with discoveries, joy, excitement and challenges. Studying is the most extraordinary experience one can have, and I am sure these outstanding Namibian will embrace this opportunity and make the best of it for the Namibian-UK ties,” Chevening Alumni Association Namibia chairperson, Vicky Matjila said at the farewell event held for the scholars this week.

Meanwhile, the current Chevening online application cycle for Namibia opened on 7 August and will close on 7 November.

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