Q-Group, MOBSE award college scholarships to 10 deserving students

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The scholarship will last for four years with free internet through their courses at the university. The presentation was honored by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, senior officials of MOBSE, the Executive Director of Q-Group Foundation, among others. The award took place in the Q-Group conference room.

Delivering her speech, Isatou Jah, Executive Director of the Q-Group Foundation, recalled that a few months ago, “We were here to officially announce the launch of the QGroup-MoBSE Fellowship Program. Today – 3 months later, we are happy and proud to be here to award the scholarship recipients,” she said.

According to her, Q-Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Q-Group companies through which they streamline their initiatives and interventions with the aim of contributing to national development.

She recalled that since the creation of Q-Group Foundation in 2016, the company has supported initiatives focused on sustainable development in the fields of education, health, youth and community development.

“Notably, in 2018, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE) to establish a cooperative relationship between our institutions and promote a partnership based on active dialogue and interaction. in the development of education.

She went on to say that in 2020, they have partnered with MOBSE to organize the biggest spelling bee in the country to the tune of 10 million dinars. “Most recently in 2020 when the pandemic hit, we supported the reopening of schools with a donation of one million,” she added.

She went on to say that they support many students every year, especially the less privileged, to access higher education at UTG or Gambia Collage.

“However, we realized that most of the students who come to us for help are studying either accounting or development studies and being a technology-based group, having qualified Gambians in the field of technology and fields related has been a challenge for us,” she also said. .

As such, she said, the partnership is specifically established to bridge the gap in tertiary institutions and encourage young Gambians to venture into math, science and ICT-related programs at the University of The Gambia (UTG).

Louise Moses Mendy, Permanent Secretary of MOBSE, highlighted the importance of the scholarship scheme. He commended the Q-Group Foundation for their support and strong partnership with MOBSE to ensure that deserving students benefit from the scholarship.

He advised students to continue to show commitment to their education to ensure the country is proud of them. He also advised parents to motivate and encourage children in their school career.

Meanwhile, under the program, every year 10 deserving students will receive a scholarship. The prize is divided equally between the seven regional directorates of education. The scholarship covers tuition fees and free internet access of 10 GB for the duration of the study program.

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