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Has the government started receiving applications for 2020 Presidential scholarships?

Claim: Application for presidential and national scholarships for year 2020 now open.

Verdict: False

According to the executive director of Presidential Scholarships Programme Dr Christopher Mushohwe applications for the 2020 programme will only open in February.

Source: A message circulating on social media claimed the Presidential and National Scholarships Department was inviting applicants to apply for scholarships for the 2020 academic year. According to the message, applicants are supposed to send their applications for undergraduate, Masters and PHD programmes to scholarship@zanupforg.online

Background: The Presidential Scholarship Programme is a state run department which facilitates academic scholarships for underprivileged Zimbabwean students. The students are offered opportunities to study in local and international universities.

Presidential Scholarship Program Executive Director, Dr Chris Mushohwe said the advert was a bogus one.

“That is a bogus advert, we are actually trying to find out who is behind the advert,” said Dr Mushohwe.

“All scholarships are directed from the office of President and cabinet not ZANU PF.

Mushohwe said Presidential and National scholarships will be advertised around next month, February.

“We will advertise the Presidential and National scholarship by February, all applications will be sent to Compensation House for national and Presidential scholarships,” he said.

“Presidential scholarships does not operate that way, it is a program that has been there since 1995,” said Dr Mushohwe.

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4 Comments

  1. I am greatly delighted by the government scholarship programme to help people like us who are swimming in the pool of poverty go assist those to go ahead with education abroad through scholarship finding . I got 13 points at my Advanced level exams Economics B Business Studies B Sociology A so am interested in doing Business Administration tooo thank you .May you kindly assist those who are from poor families me I was raised by my mother who is even at work so may you kindly assist

  2. We are grateful for theove by the president to offer presidential scholarship to study abroad .am kuzivakwashe Leon Masunda so m kindly looking for assistance to get a scholarship so that I can proceed with my education am from a very poor family and I was raised by a single parent my mother who is even not at work so may you kindly assist sons of homeland thank you

    1. Hie Tinotenda please have a look here maybe this could eb off assistance to you Applications are invited for the Chinese Government 2020 scholarships. The scholarship is 100% and deadline for applications is 20 April. Click on the links below to access the application portal.
      http://campuschina.org or http://csc.edu.cn/studyinchina
      get more details from the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe Twitter handle @ChineseZimbabwe good luck!

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