Hungary to give 50 scholarships annually to Nigerian students

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[Abuja]–Hungary is set to offer 50 scholarships annually to Nigerian students to study in Hungarian higher institutions of learning in the fields of agriculture and sciences.

This agreement was made in a memorandum of understanding on educational cooperation, signed by both countries, Nigerian and Hungary.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, signed on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, while the Hungarian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Gabor Ternak, signed on behalf of the Hungarian People’s Republic, in Abuja.

Speaking at the ceremony before the signing of the MoU, the minister noted that Hungary had consistently shown the desire to strengthen bilateral collaboration with Nigeria based on mutual friendship, especially in the area of education, this he appreciated as he added that Nigeria would ensure that the collaboration is beneficial to both countries.

The Hungarian Ambassador, Professor Gabor Ternak, expressed delight over signing of the MoU between his country and Nigeria, saying that this would deepen the existing relationship.

He said there were similarities in the Hungarian education system and that of Nigeria, adding that Nigeria has a lot to learn from the Hungarian education system.

It should be noted that collaboration in education between Nigeria and Hungary dated back to 1973 when both countries entered into an agreement on cultural and scientific cooperation.

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