INTERVIEW: Iran Ambassador speaks out on scholarships granted to Ugandan students

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Uganda, H.E Majid Saffar (Photo/File)

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Uganda, H.E Majid Saffar has shed light on Tehran’s scholarships given to Ugandan students who are currently in Iranian universities pursuing different academic disciplines.

It should should be recalled that last year Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi visited three African countries; Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe, during which he witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation agreements in economic, scientific and educational sectors among others.

On January 31, 2024, while at the Office of the National Chairman (ONC) of NRM in Kyambogo, Kampala, the Ambassador of Iran flagged off 70 Ugandan students to Tehran where they are now pursuing university studies in different disciplines.

The students who qualified for the scholarships offered by the Iranian government in partnership with the ONC will study at the Ahlul Bayt International University in Tehran, Iran’s capital.

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Now speaking to Press TV in an interview recently, Ambassador Saffar clarified on the scholarships given to Ugandan students, for which he said the focus should be in science and technology transfer to enable the growth of African countries.


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