The Russian Government has increased its scholarship to Ghanaian students from 75 to 110 with effect from November 2022.
The Russian Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Dmitry Suslov declared this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw OseiAdutwum in Accra.
He said, “All students who would qualify for the scholarship would be allowed to pursue Medicine and Engineering courses in Russian universities.
“The increase follows a request made by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo recently.
“Russia is prepared to support the country in its bid to use education to transform the nation’s economy.
“There are plans to increase the number of centres for the teaching and learning of the Russian language in the country to increase access to the language.
“Increasing the number of centres for the study of the language in Ghana would pave way for many Ghanaians to travel to Russia to undertake various activities which would go a long way to improve the socio-economic development of the country”.
However, the education minister stated that increasing the number of Ghanaian scholarships in Russia would go a long way to enhance the development of the country since the students after their studies could come home and support the development of the country.