The Korean government, through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), gave 30 Ghanaians scholarships  to study for master’s degree program in South Korea. Beneficiaries will be studying for degrees in Global Health Security, Economics, Tax and Finance, Gender Equality, Community Water Resource Management and Energy Science.

Beneficiaries will study in 20 leading universities in Korea including Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Hallym University, Ewha Women’s University, Handong Global University, Hankyong University, Pukyong University and Ajou University.

Deputy Head of Mission at the Korean Embassy in Ghana, Ms. Yeeyoung Kim, announced the decision at the 2019 KOICA Knowledge-Sharing Forum held in Accra. At the forum, five beneficiaries of the 2017 edition of the KOICA master’s scholarships shared findings of their thesis. 

Ms. Kim described the scholarship initiative as pivotal to the socio-economic development and institutional capacity building of Ghanaians.  She mentioned agriculture and rural development, public health, education and energy as areas of bilateral development cooperation between the Korean government and the Government of Ghana. 

Country Director of KOICA Mr. Yukyum Kim said a total of 120 Ghanaian government officials had so far received scholarship from the Republic of Korea through KOICA to study in various courses at universities in Korea since 2010.  KOICA has also contributed to Ghana’s human resource development through short training programs and master’s degree scholarships to some 823 government officials over the past two decades.

Credits: | Gertrude Ankah Nyavi