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Senegal: Administrative procedures that govern the granting of international scholarships by the government of Senegal for its citizens to study abroad, whether these scholarship awarded wholly or in part on the basis on the applicant's tribe or ethnicity, or on a quota system, and whether individuals of Diola (Jola) origin are ever awarded such scholarships

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 April 1998
Citation / Document Symbol SEN29181.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Senegal: Administrative procedures that govern the granting of international scholarships by the government of Senegal for its citizens to study abroad, whether these scholarship awarded wholly or in part on the basis on the applicant's tribe or ethnicity, or on a quota system, and whether individuals of Diola (Jola) origin are ever awarded such scholarships, 1 April 1998, SEN29181.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab197.html [accessed 12 December 2017]
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During a 29 April 1998 telephone interview, the president of the Regroupement général des Sénégalais du Canada (RGSC), an association of Senegalese in Canada based in Montreal, indicated that the Ministry of National Education is responsible for international scholarships requests. The principal criteria for the determination of candidates are the candidate's academic performance and his income, and government priorities. For this last criterion, it is recognized that priority will be given to persons whose proposed fields of study are considered by the government  to be vital for the country. The president of the RGSC stated that some of its members are students from the Diola ethnic group who were granted government scholarships to follow their studies in Canada. Corroborating information could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Regroupement général des Sénégalais du Canada (RGSC), Montréal. 29 April 1998. Telephone interview with the president.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1991- March 1998.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1991- January 1998.

Jeune Afrique [Paris]. 1992- April 1998.

La lettre hebdomadaire de la FIDH [Paris]. 1994 to present.

Resource Centre country file: Senegal. 1991 to present.

West Africa [London]. 1993- 1997.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, Global News Bank, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).

Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the mentioned subjects.

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