Mozambique: Students to attend post-graduate courses in Brazil

11 January 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Jan – Forty eight students from Mozambique are to travel to Brazil where they will do masters and doctorates in scientific subjects, the Mozambican minister for science and technology, Venâncio Massingue, said Wednesday in Maputo.

The minister made the announcement during a ceremony in which the Brazilian ambassador to Mozambique, Leda Camargo, launched a five year program for providing science scholarship grants, as part of the Brazilian government’s “Africa Initiative.”

The ambassador said that the idea behind the scholarships was to allow the beneficiaries to return to Mozambique and “use the knowledge acquired for the country’s development.”

The courses are held at public universities in Brazil in areas such as biotechnology, molecular biology, forestry engineering, hydro resources and oceanography, and public health.

The students were recruited from several ministries, particularly the ministries of Health and Agriculture, and from some universities.

From now until 2012 around 50 Mozambican students will attend post-graduate courses in Brazil. (macauhub)