By Natalie Chiwomadzi
INDIAN Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) has awarded about 14 Zimbabwean students with scholarships to study various courses at Indian Universities.
ICCR offers about 22 scholarships to Zimbabwe every year for various courses.
Speaking during the send-off ceremony for the 14 students, India’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Rungsung Masakui this year they received more than 200 applications which went through a rigorous selection process to come up with the final number.
“These fourteen students are the first batch for this year. We will very soon receive sanction for the remaining students.
“The embassy recommended only those students who scored 12 points and above to ICCR.
“Seven students are going for Under-graduation course, six are for Post-graduation and one for a PhD course,” he said.
Students that have been chosen this year under the ICCR program are going to pursue various courses selected from Humanities to Engineering (electronics, mechanical and aircraft), Mathematics and Statistics, Business Administration and Commerce.
Speaking at the same event, Higher and tertiary Education Minister Amon Murwira applauded India’s education adding that it can be easily transformed into goods and services.
“You shall learn this from India for India’s education has the whole hallmark of education not mere schooling. India was able to get out of a colonial mentality in a very profound way,” Murwira said.