There was a facebook post by the name US Embassy Scholarship portal claiming that the US Embassy is giving scholarships for Africans. HaqCheck has interrogated the post and rated it false due to the inaccuracy of the claim.
The US government has many exchange programs and scholarship opportunities for Non US citizens. The US Embassy in Ethiopia has an Educational and Cultural exchange program where the Cultural exchanges deal with promoting mutual understanding between Ethiopia and the United States arts and cultures. Educational exchange focuses on bringing American Scholars and Students to Ethiopia to teach and/or conduct research at different Ethiopian higher institutions. The program also covers taking Ethiopians to the U.S. from short to one year long educational exchanges, leadership training, professional development and experience sharing.
Some of the major educational exchange programs include: The Fulbright Program, Humphrey Fellowship, International Visitors Leadership Program, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, and English Language Fellowship Program. The Addis Ababa EducationUSA Advising Center offers group advising sessions for graduate and undergraduate students at the American Center which is located in the National Archives and Libraries Agency (Wemezekir).
This being said the facebook post claimed the US Embassy is giving scholarships for Africans. HaqCheck contacted The US Embassy in Ethiopia via Email and confirmed ,from the US Embassy Spokesperson, that the facebook page US Embassy Scholarship Portal is not the official page for the US Embassy and the opportunities that were stated on the facebook post was not the one the US exchange program offers.
Granted the United States department, Bureau of educational and cultural affairs, have an exchange program for Non U.S citizens. However HaqCheck has interrogated the post rated FALSE.
Fact Checked by: Rehobot Ayalew
Edited by: Bruck Negash Teame
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