Students in Zambia will soon benefit from more Czech scholarships to study in various renowned Agricultural Universities in the Czech Republic. The scholarships will not only be limited to university students but also secondary school pupils will be eligible for such a significant scheme.
Czech Agriculture Minister Hon. Marian Jurecka made this disclosure to Zambia’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, also accredited to the Czech Republic, His Excellency Bwalya Chiti during a meeting held at the Prague Parliament in the Czech Republic.
Ambassador Chiti was recently on an official visit to that country when he met with the Czech Minister of Agriculture and discussed issues relating to bilateral and economic cooperation between Zambia and the Czech Republic.
The Hon. Minister expressed confidence that such development would further increase the number of Zambian students going to study in the Czech Republic with the view to ensure a committed and professional staff cadre within the agriculture and other development sectors in Zambia.
The Minister stated that fruitful discussions had already been held with three universities in the Czech Republic regarding the extension of the scholarship programmes.
“I talked to Universities Rectors about extending the number of openings for students from Zambia and all of them have agreed to bring more Zambian students to the Czech Republic to study in their respective Universities,’ said Minister Jurecka.
Responding, Ambassador Chiti thanked the Minister and his country for their continued support in the education sector and emphasized on the importance of education which according to him is a key to Zambia’s development agenda.
While assuring the Czech Minister of Zambia’s cooperation to further strengthen its bilateral relations with the Czech Republic, Ambassador Chiti said the extension of the scholarship programmes for Zambian students would go a long way in empowering more students to further their education.