Train­ing & DEVEL­OP­MENT

The Poultry Bulletin - - TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - By Christo­pher Ma­son

un­der­take stud­ies at ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in New Zealand. The Schol­ar­ship scheme is a cen­tral part of the New Zealand Gov­ern­ment’s devel­op­ment as­sis­tance to Africa and aims to straighten sus­tain­able eco­nomic devel­op­ment in Africa by con­tribut­ing to hu­man re­source, par­tic­u­larly in Agri­cul­tural and Re­new­able Energy. New Zealand tar­gets ap­pli­cants from de­vel­op­ing coun­tries who are mo­ti­vated to make a dif­fer­ence at home.

El­i­gi­bil­ity

Ap­pli­cants for the schol­ar­ship must meet the generic cri­te­ria be­fore their ap­pli­ca­tion will be con­sid­ered against the se­lec­tion cri­te­ria, in­clud­ing any cri­te­ria spe­cific to Africa. The Schol­ar­ship is di­rected to pub­lic sec­tor, pri­vate sec­tor and civil so­ci­ety (in­clud­ing NGO) can­di­dates who in­de­pen­dently ap­ply for a schol­ar­ship, and who meet the el­i­gi­bil­ity and se­lec­tion cri­te­ria out­lined be­low. Pref­er­ence will be given to ap­pli­cants with the re­quired cre­den­tials from pre­vi­ously dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties

Ap­pli­cants must be a South African cit­i­zen; have resided in South Africa for least two years im­me­di­ately prior to com­menc­ing your schol­ar­ship; be able to sat­isfy Im­mi­gra­tion re­quire­ments for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents en­try to New Zealand (i.e. med­i­cal check, po­lice clear­ance/ char­ac­ter checks, etc); be able to meet the aca­demic en­try re­quire­ments (in­clud­ing English lan­guage abil­ity) to get into your pre­ferred pro­gramme of study; not have been pre­vi­ously ter­mi­nated for a New Zealand Gov­ern­ment Schol­ar­ship; seek qual­i­fi­ca­tions that will con­trib­ute to the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of your home coun­try; com­mit to re­turn to your coun­try for a min­i­mum of 2 years at the end of your schol­ar­ship to con­trib­ute to your coun­try’s devel­op­ment; and have at least 2 years of

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