The Republic of Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah and Missouri University of Science and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that grants access to over $10 million worth of scholarships, to Ghanaian students and professionals.
The three-year agreement which was signed on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, during an official visit by Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America is expected to benefit students and professionals who want to pursue Masters and PhD in the Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) areas of study. It also waives off requirements such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
At the signing ceremony, Interim Chancellor, Christopher G. Maples intimated that, the agreement is intended to stimulate and facilitate the intellectual and cultural development of both parties, and particularly, provide professional development opportunities for students and professionals from Ghana.
The agreement also forms part of Ambassador, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah’s educational strategy to develop the skills and talents of Ghanaians, in line with government’s commitment to building a value-added economy.
Speaking during the official visit, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah revealed that, the government of Ghana is committed to building an economy that adds value to our raw materials adding that, the partnership will help develop talents who will be instrumental in their strategy to mine and add value to Ghana’s bauxite.
Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), also noted that, the Ghanaian government has invested a lot of passion in this agreement, as it’s going to help the country produce the kinds of people both sides will be proud of, and on whose shoulders, Ghana will prosper.