By Demion McTair. Updated 1:19 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Twenty-two (22) Vincentian students were today awarded scholarships to study in Taiwan, the Office of the Prime Minister says.
The students received their scholarships at a function hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
In July 2019, Searchlight Newspaper reported that approximately 100 Vincentian students were studying in Taiwan at that time.
Some 16 students received full scholarships in 2019 to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in different fields at several universities in Taiwan.
Some Vincentian students who recently completed their studies in Taiwan have returned home to St. Vincent.
In response to the 22 additional scholarships to pursue tertiary level education, the office of the prime minister congratulated the students and thanked Taiwan.
“The government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines congratulate the awardees and thank the government and people of our friend and ally, Taiwan for their consistent and unwavering support of our thrust to develop our human capital,” the office of the prime minister says.
“The education revolution continues and we see our young people are making use of the opportunities that are available to them, “the office of the prime minister says.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines established diplomatic relations with on August 15, 1981.
The two countries have been close allies especially under the Ralph Gonsalves led Unity Labour Party administration.