The briefing for the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Masters Scholarship Program 2022 was conducted online on Friday in Accra.

Potential beneficiaries from various institutions, ministries and agencies across the country participated in the online information session which took place at KOICA’s Accra office and was moderated by Ms. Gifty Lebenam Amekuedi-Programme, Deputy Director of KOICA.

She was assisted by Mr. Seungmin Oh- Senior, Deputy Country Manager, Mr. Suhyeon Kang- WFK Manager and Ms. Hyeona Lee- Young Professional, all KOICA Ghana staff.

There are 17 courses available for candidates from Ghana working with Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies. Seven other courses, including a doctoral program, would be available in March 2022.

Some of the courses focus on public management and public sector reform, gender and development, economic development policy for sustainable and inclusive growth, global leadership in education, and agricultural production.

Others are fisheries, agricultural economics, public administration, gender and community (women), health policy financing, energy science and policy, and aviation management .

Presenting the participants with the eligibility criteria for application, Ms. Amekuedi said that a candidate must be a Ghanaian university degree and graduate or equivalent, officially nominated by his institution and must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field. of studies.

In addition, the candidate had to be in good health, both physically and mentally, but persons with disabilities, but in good mental and physical health, were eligible to apply.

Ms. Amekuedi said the candidate should have a good command of spoken and written English, in order to attend classes entirely in English and be able to write academic reports and a thesis in English.

She added that applicants should never have withdrawn from the KOICA scholarship program or a scholarship holder from the KOICA scholarship program or any of the Korean government scholarship programs before.

She said 214 Ghanaians had received the KOICA Masters Scholarship Program since its inception from 2014 to 2021.

Ms. Amekuedi said that the scholarship program awarded by the Government of the Republic of Korea and implemented through KOICA included airfare, fully paid tuition and expenses for extracurricular activities such as study tours, workshops and Korean lessons.

She said the rest of the package covers accommodation, insurance and a monthly stipend or stipend of KRW 999,000 Korean won (equivalent to US$900).

Ms. Amekuedi said applicants can apply through: http://www.koica.go.kr/ciat/index.do and submit all completed forms to KOICA office in Ghana no later than 4 p.m. on March 115 2022.