Over 1,683 students receive scholarships from Government

Over 1,683  students receive scholarships from Government

DILI, april 4, 2023 (TATOLI)— The Government of Timor – Leste through the Human Resource Development Fund ( FDCH) officially offered scholarships to 1,683 university students through the Hakbiit and Partial Scholarship Program.

Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, at the meeting with the 1,683 students said this opportunity to study hard.

“I advised the benefited students to take this opportunity because it only comes once, not twice. Therefore the Government of Timor – Leste wishes you success because you are the future of the country’s development,” Prime Minister Ruak told reporters at Dili Convention Center (CCD) at the Mercado Lama, Dili on tuesday.

Ruak reminded the students not to waste the time playing the gadgets, especially those who only access social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

According to PM Ruak, despite social media helping communication, it does not determine the future: “For this reason, intelligence, skills, knowledge, and competence must be increased as key areas in international trade,”

The government alone has set up a Ministry to oversee Higher Education and has the Human Resource Development Fund ( FDCH) allocated over $300 million of which $200 million has been used to provide opportunities for more than 100,000 students in various fields.

FDCH itself today awarded contracts in two Hakbiit and Partial scholarship programs for the 2023 academic year for 1,683 students from nine (9) tertiary institutions in Timor-Leste.

The nine tertiary institutions consist of IOB (Institute of Business), JSI (João Saldanha University), UNPAZ (Universidade da Paz), IPDC (Instituto Profissional de Canossa), UCT (Universidade Católica Timorense), UNITAL (Universidade Oritentál Timor Lorosa). ‘e), ICS (Instituto Ciências da Saúde), ISC (Instituto Superior Cristal) and DIT (Dili Institute of Technology).



Journalist: Camilio de Sousa 

Editor: Nelia B.


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