The Municipality of Tirana approves scholarships for 1355 excellent students 

The Municipality of Tirana approves scholarships for 1355 excellent

The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, said that at today's meeting of the Municipal Council, scholarships were approved for 1355 excellent students for the year 2022-2023.

"In decision number 12, the approval of the list of students of pre-university education in educational institutions who benefit from scholarships and payments for the year 2022-2023. It is a list of 1,206 excellent students to whom, since the criteria have been renewed by the Ministry of Education, 149 more students have been added. To the list of 1206 are added these 149 that we approve now in January. True, in a city with a million inhabitants they are a small percentage, but we do not need tens of millions. We need these 1355 because they are a great hope for the city," he said.

"Unfortunately, we still have a debate in 2023 about what is considered success. The strong one of the neighborhood, the one who deals in dirty work, the one who shows unjustified luxuries, or the one who learns, works and contributes to society. I want us to have a counter-offensive of anti-culture with culture, knowledge and education, and therefore these 1206 are very precious to us," emphasized Veliaj.