The Ministry of Education and Georgia State University (GSU) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), which is expected to open new doors of educational opportunities for Bahamians to study overseas.
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, United States Charge D’Affairs, Stephanie Bowers; GSU associate provost, Dr. Wolfgang Schloer and Education Minister, Jeffery Lloyd were all on hand for yesterday’s signing.
“Both parties will explore and encourage mutually beneficial, scientific, technological and educational relations among others,” said Lloyd.
“GSU prides itself on its diversity and care of students, especially those students in need, so I have no doubt that this MoC will become a reality and be of good purpose.”
The commitment paves the way for both public and private school students to have access to significant funding for the pursuit of tertiary studies at the university.
The new commitment also provides easier access to tertiary education for Family Island students who have a desire to study abroad.
“This MoC articulates GSU’s willingness to offer matching scholarships in the form of out-of-state tuition waivers to Bahamian students, in particular, high achieving first generation Bahamian students supported by our own scholarship programs,” Lloyd said.
“GSU is also particularly interested in providing our Family Island students with access to opportunities to access tertiary level education.”