The government of Saudi Arabia has offered 159 annual scholarship programmes to Ghana to make the Kingdom an attractive destination for Ghanaian students.
The Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Ghana, Meshal Alrogi, disclosed this in Accra at the launch of a book “Comprehensiveness of Islam,” authored by Sheikh Yahya Sulaiman Tuntunba, a graduate of the Islamic University of Al Madinah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He said, “As a kind gesture towards making education accessible to citizens of the world irrespective of race and religion, the kingdom offers educational scholarships to interested applicants from all over the world.”
“I encourage our young ones here to take this opportunity to pursue higher studies in the Kingdom’s Universities. Scholarships are available for all applicants and in all fields, including nursing, pharmacy, computer science engineering, accounting, Journalism, Agricultural studies, and oil and gas engineering, in addition to sharia and Arabic language courses.”
Saudi scholarships were among the best in the world, stressing that “its scholarships come with a full package including a yearly round ticket for summer vacations, free tuition, free accommodation, subsidised meals in restaurants on university campuses, sports facilities, monthly stipends, end of study allowance to enable students to export their books, free health insurance for students and their families living with them.
“I’m highly delighted to see graduates of Saudi Arabia Universities all over Ghana contributing towards the development of the country and transforming lives, and I hope to see more Ghanaians studying in Saudi Universities.”
Alrogi pointed out that it was an undeniable fact that, the strength of every nation and society was knowledge, adding that “knowledge lifts people to the status of honour and makes them useful and beneficial citizens and members of their communities.”