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Morocco and gov't sign agreement, some Jamaicans to benefit from scholarships

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:38 AM

Some Jamaicans are set to benefit from agricultural and academic scholarships under an agreement Jamaica has signed with the North African Kingdom Of Morocco.

The agreement was signed by Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith on a recent visit to Morocco.

A release from the foreign Affairs ministry says Morocco will offer annual scholarships for training and capacity-building of Jamaican Extension Officers in the areas of soil analysis and the application of fertiliser.

Morocco will also provide equipment and support for Jamaica’s soil analysis facilities, the development of irrigation systems as well as guidance in determining the quantity, location and use of the requisite agricultural equipment and systems in Jamaica.

In the field of education, Morocco will offer scholarships to Jamaicans at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.

Government of Jamaica employees will also get to study short-term vocational courses and professional courses in Morocco.  

The foreign Affairs ministry says the agreement with Morocco is a positive one that will enhance Jamaica’s growth agenda.