The British Embassy in Khartoum celebrated Sunday the announcement of winners of scholarships within the UK programme that funds postgraduate studies for future leaders in developing countries (to obtain a master's degree). Seven Sudanese students (five male and two female) got full grades.
The winners are from the Sudanese Foreign Ministry and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Khartoum in petroleum engineering, media, human rights and international law. The British Ambassador in Khartoum, Battir Tepper expressed his pleasure in announcing the winners of the programme.
He said: "Sudan deserves more support from Britain in providing opportunities for its people to study science and knowledge." He also praised Sudatel companies (Telecommunication companies), Kenana Sugar Company and other national companies that allocated part of their revenues to fund postgraduate studies and research in Sudan as well as studying abroad. The British ambassador revealed that 9,000 teachers will be trained in the field of English language in the next two years. He pointed out that it was agreed with the Sudanese government to improve the level of English as it has deteriorated a lot in Sudan during the last period. He also announced that 150 journalists in various media fields will be trained to improve their English language as well as training 40 journalists on modern journalism skills.
He stated that the British government has announced that it will take into account the conditions of Sudanese students and it is committed to their educational rights and will not take action against them. Some European countries were forced to reduce their support for Sudanese students due to economic conditions. He added that the Sudanese have a special relation with Britain and his country cares for them and will do its best to enable them to learn science in order to contribute to the growth and development of their country.