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High Commissioner presents Chevening awards

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British High Commissioner commends 2013 Chevening Scholars on prestigious UK Government-funded award for Masters courses in UK.

At a pre-departure briefing event on 27 August, the British High Commissioner to Uganda, Alison Blackburne, welcomed the Ugandan 2013/14 Chevening Scholars to the High Commission, congratulated them on their selection for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship scheme, and presented them with certificates marking their achievement.

The Chevening Scholarships programme is the UK government’s global scholarship scheme. It is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). 2013 is the 30th anniversary of Chevening, which began in 1983 and has developed into one of the key global scholarship schemes for postgraduate study. Over 600 Scholarships will be awarded worldwide in 2013/14, and there are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world.

The 2013/14 Ugandan Chevening Scholarships have been awarded to Mugenyi Galabuzi, who will study at Aberdeen University, and Pascal Mukisa, who will study at Coventry University.