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Chevening for petroleum studies

Managing Director of Namcor, Obeth Kandjoze (left), Chevening student, Alina Fimaneka Haidula, British High Commissioner, HE Marianne Young, and Petrofund administrator, Lillian Mulemi.

Managing Director of Namcor, Obeth Kandjoze (left), Chevening student, Alina Fimaneka Haidula, British High Commissioner, HE Marianne Young, and Petrofund administrator, Lillian Mulemi.

Local student, Alina Fimaneka Haidula learnt she is the recipient of this year’s Chevening scholarship to study Petroleum Geosciences at the Royal Hollaway, University of London, as part of the UK government’s Chevening scholarship programme.
The announcement was made at the same occasion when the National Petroleum Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British High Commission in Windhoek, to become co-sponsor of a Chevening scholarship intended solely for students in the field of petroleum studies.
Chevening scholarships are awarded to post-graduate students based on the outcome of an online competition.
The High Commission said Chevening scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations and are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy efforts. They bring young professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK.

The British High Commissioner, H.E. Marianne Young, said “The Chevening scholarship is a unique opportunity for future Namibian leaders to build their skills while developing an international network to help benefit their professional lives. The scholarship allows students to develop their own capacity to grow as a person and enables participants to establish social, cultural, academic and commercial partnerships with the United Kingdom.”
The competition for 2015/16 Chevening scholarships opened last week on 1 August 2014 and closes on 15 November 2014. All applications must be made through ‘eChevening’, the online Chevening Scholarship application system. Guidance for applicants and a link to eChevening is available on www.chevening.org.

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