Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
28th April 2011: The Public Service Commission has received further information from Moroccan authorities, indicating the attractive facilities of studies the country has to offer and the conditions for foreign students in Undergraduate and Post Graduate study programs.
This follows a meeting between the commission and the Ambassador for Morocco based in Canberra Mr. Mohammed Mael-Ainin.
The meeting was arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.
PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said a Moroccan scholarship covers full tuition, enrolment costs and a student allowance of 75 euros/month (equivalent to F$190/month).
He said the PSC had received information the F$190/month in allowances would be sufficient given that on campus accommodation and meals for students were cheap, medical checkups offered free of charge and books were reasonably prized.
Mr. Chand said that PSC would consider providing a round trip economy class airfare per student as part of its contribution if there was interest among Fijian students to pursue further studies in Morocco.
The Moroccan academic year begins in September, similar to Europe and the USA and language of instruction is either French or Arabic.
Mr. Chand said PSC was keen on sending at least half a dozen students to Morocco as part of the growing bilateral relationship between the two countries.
(Picture caption: Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola & Ambassador for Morocco HE Mr. Mohammed Mael-Ainin)
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