The Chinese Government recently awarded scholarships to 47 Edo state indigenes drawn from the University of Benin, Amroose Alli University and Edo State University. The scholarship was in an effort to support human capital development and to strengthen ties with the state government.
The scholarship was presented on behalf of the Chinese government by Zhou Pingjian, the country’s Ambassador to Nigeria.
Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has congratulated the 47 lucky indigenes who benefited from the Chinese scholarship. He advised them to serve as inspiration to other undergraduates in the state.
In a statement by the special adviser to the governor on Media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, the governor said the scholarship will serve as booster for the beneficiaries and hope to other indigenes to work hard for academic excellence.
“We are proud that 47 of our sons and daughters are beneficiaries of the Chinese Government Scholarship. I believe this will go a long way in easing their educational pursuit and assuring them that indeed, hard work does pay.
It also serves to motivate others to be the best at what they do, be the leading light in their chosen fields of study and rise above all encumbrance to excel. This is with the assurance that one day their hard work will pay off, as it has happened to these 47 students” the governor stated.