41 Sierra Leonean students on Chinese scholarships get online support

A total of 41 Sierra Leonean students awarded Chinese Government scholarships this year have received financial support to augment their online studies, the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone said on Friday.

The Embassy said that the students were awaiting their departure for various universities in China in 2021.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the international students have to take online courses in their home countries at the current stage.

“It’s an alternative but innovative arrangement made by Chinese universities under the current situation. This also brings new experiences to the students,’’ the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Hu Zhangliang said.

Since 1976, the Chinese Government has awarded scholarships to more than 970 Sierra Leonean students to study in China.

Abeeb Alawiye

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