The National Council of Rectors in Romania have registered their desire to offer scholarships directly to Ghanaian students to study in about 20 out of the 92 universities across their country in various fields of study as a first sign of their commitment to building stronger educational ties with Ghana.
The commitment was disclosed at a meeting between a Ghanaian delegation which is on an official visit to Romania and led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and the National Council of Rectors led by its President, Professor Sorin Mihai Cimpeanu.
The meeting took place at one of the older universities in Bucharest, Romania, the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.
The Cooperation Ambition
Addressing the Ghanaian delegation, Professor Sorin Mihai Cimpeanu indicated that as a sign of their commitment to build stronger ties with Ghana in the area of education, a select number of Romanian Universities are ready to offer study opportunities to Ghanaians in the areas of Medicine, Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Technical and Vocational, Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture Development, Business Administration amongst others.
According to the Council President, out of some 25,000 foreign students currently studying in Romania, only 6 are from Ghana.
He was hopeful that with the new level of cooperation that is anticipated, the number should increase drastically.
The Foreign Affairs Minister
Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in her address indicated that as quickly as possible her office will link the National Council of Tertiary Education and the Scholarship Secretariat in Ghana to the National Council of Rectors in Romania to ensure that the modalities needed to execute the pledge are worked out.