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Bahamas signs MOC with GSU

Following more than a year of discussions, the Ministry of Education and Georgia State University (GSU) came to the table last  Friday with great news for those students hoping to pursue higher education abroad.

Building on the strong legacy of previous relationships, the two signed a   Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC), that gives Bahamian students more opportunities to attend GSU.

“This agreement opens up a new chapter in our relationship,” said Associate Provost, Wolfgang Schloer.

“Georgia State looks forward to a strong partnership with The Bahamas and we look forward to partnering with your efforts to strengthen your higher education as well,” he added. 

“Georgia State is a research university that has made a name for itself by focusing its priorities on student success. 

“I believe we have a lot to offer to your students and we also look forward to receiving your students to help increase the international diversity on our campus.” 

Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd said the MOC ensures both parties explore and encourage mutually beneficial, scientific, technological and educational relations among others. 

“Georgia State will host the Organization of American States scholarship recipients at their two campuses,” he said.

“Georgia State with relationships in sports research and field of education will expand its engagement with our Ministry of Education, to include human resource and the capacity development, which is one of the ministry’s priority focus areas over the next four years,” he added.

“State and the ministry will explore recruitment retention and graduation co-curricular and articulation programmes, and dual degree and graduate programmes.”

Minister Lloyd said the MOC articulates GSU’s willingness to offer matching scholarships in the form of outer state tuition waivers to Bahamian students, in particular high achieving first generation Bahamian students, supported by the government’s own scholarship programmes.


Written by Jones Bahamas

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