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Antigua’s Prime Minister secures more Scholarships for Antiguans and Barbudans at US University

St. John’s, Antigua – Prime Minister the Hon. W. Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Grambling State University to bring into effect the granting of fifty partial scholarships and five full scholarships to qualified Antiguans and Barbudans.

Prime Minister Spencer outlined that he will sign the MOU with the Associate Vice President and Executive Director for the Centre for International Affairs and Programmes Dr. Mahmoud Lamadanie who is visiting Antigua and Barbuda to hold discussions with Ministry of Education officials and prospective students.

PM Balwin Spencer

“This is another demonstration of the United Progressive Party administration that we are committed to ensuring that the majority of young Antiguans and Barbudans are given the opportunity to advance themselves by pursuing degree studies in some of the finest universities around the world,” said Prime Minister Spencer.

The agreement with Grambling State University in the United States also facilitates the exchange of faculty for the purposes of research, service, consulting and teaching.

During his visit to Antigua Dr. Mahmoud Lamadanie will pay a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Louise Lake Tack, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda and hold discussions with Education Minister the Hon. Bertrand Joseph and Chief Education Officer Mrs. Jacintha Pringle.

A constituent member of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS ). Its instructional programs are delivered through a School of Graduate Studies and Research and four undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Professional Studies.

The university offers 64 programs, leading to certification, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university also offers the only doctorate in developmental education in the United States.

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