KATHMANDU, Nepal, Over 100 Nepali students have received Chinese government scholarship, to achieve different degrees in Chinese universities for the academic year 2019-2020.
At the 'Awarding Ceremony of Chinese Government Scholarships,' organised by the Chinese Embassy in Nepal and World Cultural Net, admission letters were presented to the students, amid the presence of their family members.
The awarded students will study Chinese language course in bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees, in different Chinese universities, in faculties like forestry, engineering, medicine, business and technical subjects.
Secretary at Nepali Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mahesh Prasad Dahal, said, the Chinese scholarship is very important, to generate skilled manpower, who can contribute in nation building.
More than 3,000 Nepali students have benefited from the Chinese scholarship programmes, and those students are greatly contributing to the socioeconomic development of Nepal, secretary Dahal said.
Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, said that, more than 6,400 Nepali students are studying in China, adding that, cooperation in education is an important aspect of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
She also took time, to appeal to the Nepali students to fully utilise the opportunity and return home with skills and contribute in development of the country.
On the occasion, Nepali students who received Chinese degrees under the scholarship programmes, shared their experiences and their appreciation of the Chinese education system and cultural richness.
Expressing gratitude to the Chinese government, this year's recipients expressed hope that Chinese education would be crucial in shaping up their career.
The scholarship winning students will get free education along with free accommodation at different renowned universities in China.
Source: NAM News Network