The minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman has urged 83 Nigerians awarded with Moroccan scholarships not to disgrace the country but conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
The minister who gave the admonition while presiding over the departure of Morocco Scholars at a pre-departure briefing in Abuja on Thursday, told the scholars to make their parents and Nigeria proud by being worthy ambassadors in the country of their studies.
The students who were awarded scholarships under the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) 2023/2024 academic session, will be departing Nigeria on November 23 and 24, 2023.
The first batch of Scholars are scheduled to take off today while the second batch will be leaving tomorrow.
The Minister said the scholars had successfully completed the Mandatory nine months French Language Training Programme at various Centres “Alliance Francaise” in Nigeria for the 2022/2023 academic year and now fully prepared for departure to Morocco for their main academic courses for the 2023/2024 academic session
He said their success in being chosen as scholars for the programme is a reflection of academic brilliance as well as the efforts of their Teachers and parents.