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British High Commission Banjul sponsors two Gambian students for post graduate study in UK

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The British High Commission is pleased to announce that Mr Dawda Jallow, and Ms Sainabou Wadda have been selected as Gambian Chevening scholars for the academic year 2013/14.

The Chevening Scholarship Programme is this year celebrating its 30th year anniversary and is one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarship programmes.

The scholarship, that is granted every year through the British High Commission to two Gambian students, offers the opportunity to study at one of the UK’s leading universities for a period of one year with the UK government paying fees and expenses.

Mr Jallow and Mrs Wadda are coincidentally both studying the same subject at the same university. Both will undertake a Masters in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex.

Mr Jallow and Ms Wadda joined the UK High Commissioner David Morley at the High Commission for afternoon tea last week (13th August) to talk about their upcoming visit to the UK.

Mr Jallow and Ms Wadda will depart to the UK next month to undertake their studies.

The British High Commission Banjul has now funded over 70 Gambian students to achieve post graduate degrees in a range of academic disciplines.

Commenting British High Commissioner David Morley said:

I was delighted to meet Dawda and Sainabou recently and to hear all about their future study plans in the UK. I congratulate them on being offered the scholarship; it is always a pleasure to be able to send keen students to the UK to study for their postgraduate degrees under the Chevening programme. I am sure both Dawda and Sainabou will be excellent Ambassadors for The Gambia once in the UK and I wish them the very best of luck.

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