English Ac­cess Mi­cro Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram in Su­laimaniya

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL -

The U.S. Spon­sored English Ac­cess Mi­cro Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram de­clared that they were open­ing an English Lan­guage Ac­cess Pro­gram in Su­laimaniyah city on the 8th of May. Sev­enty five stu­dents are go­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the course.

The open­ing cer­e­mony was at­tended by the par­tic­i­pants, in­struc­tors, the course spon­sors, Su­lia­maniyah Univer­sity rep­re­sen­ta­tives, KRG of­fi­cials, and some artists.

The English Ac­cess Mi­cro schol­ar­ship Pro­gram pro­vides a two-year English lan­guage schol­ar­ship to dis­ad­van­taged Iraqi high school stu­dents of all back­grounds. By im­prov­ing their English lan­guage skills, the stu­dents in­crease their abil­ity to com­pete for in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and par­tic­i­pate in cul­tural ex­change.

This is the third course ever opened in Su­laimaniyah prov­ince. The course in­di­cates US gov­ern­ment’s ea­ger­ness for strength­en­ing the skills of Iraqi youths.

The Ac­cess Pro­gram in Iraq be­gan with 152 stu­dents in 2008 in only four prov­inces. It cur­rently serves ap­prox­i­mately 1,500 stu­dents in all prov­inces of Iraq. English lan­guage ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tives and the English Ac­cess Mi­cro schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, in par­tic­u­lar, sup­port the Strate­gic Frame­work Agree­ment be­tween the United States and Iraq by build­ing peo­ple to peo­ple ties through cul­tural and ed­u­ca­tional ex­changes.

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