TANZANIAN Ambassador to Belgium, Mr Jestas Nyamanga, has called upon Tanzanians to grab scholarship opportunities offered by the European nation to enhance productivity in multiple sectors.
The envoy said that Belgium government provides scholarships for various programmes such as Degree, Master’s Degree, and PhD that are crucial in pushing for the country’s development.
Speaking during a virtual press conference held on Wednesday, Ambassador Nyamanga said that besides education, there are other opportunities available in Belgium in sectors such as agriculture, trade, transport and logistics.
He urged Tanzanians with qualifications to apply for the scholarship because Tanzania is among 24 countries which have been given the opportunity.
“I encourage many Tanzanians to grab this opportunity… there are some who have already applied after circulating the information regarding the scholarship,” he said.
Mr Nyamanga further said that the number of Tanzanians who study in Belgium is now increasing noting that, such opportunity will help to improve productivity in multiple sectors.
The ambassador said more than 10 universities, including the University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dodoma, Ardhi University and Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, among others, have been integrated in the programme.
He also called upon researchers to apply for funding through the European Polar Research Funding Program that has allocated enough money for research in environment, green energy, agriculture and sustainable development.
The diplomat called upon all Tanzanians who are interested to tap available opportunities in Belgium to contact respective authorities including the Tanzania Embassy in Belgium for further information.
On his part, Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) Lecturer, Dr Isaac Safari who acquired his PhD abroad, expressed gratitude to the government for making efforts so as more Tanzanians benefit from scholarships offered by Belgium.
He said the European nation has advanced in its education system in terms of technology which will help to boost Tanzania’s education system.