For 2015, Government is already showing signs of exceeding the number of scholarships offered compared to 2013 and 2014.
Speaking at Tuesday’s Post Cabinet Briefing, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Sen. Simon Stiell, said it shows government’s commitment to the academic development of citizens. “This a demonstration of the Government’s thrust in the area of education and human resource development and a recognition of the importance of training, and providing the best international and regional educational facilities to our young men and women,” Senator Stiell said.
Scholarship awards have been received from the Republic of Cuba, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom. Recipients will have the opportunity to pursue Masters and Undergraduate programmes, as well as short courses. “These are scholarships that have been awarded thus far, and that amounts to somewhere in the region of 28 million dollars worth of value,” he said.
Sen. Stiell also stated that Cabinet has approved a further 30 St George’s University degree awards, bringing to 60, the number of students receiving scholarships from the institution. Additionally, 38 scholarships are currently being advertised for Russia, Morocco, and further Masters Programmes from the St George’s University.
“There are others that are going to be coming from the University of the West Indies, New Zealand and the UK and further scholarships from Cuba, Mexico and India. So we are really pushing hard,” Sen. Stiell said.