The Government of Grenada has expressed to 7 students currently studying on scholarships in the Republic of Venezuela, its readiness to facilitate their return home, given the current economic and social challenges that the Venezuelan society is undergoing.
The majority of students, for now, however, have indicated a willingness to complete their studies, in spite of those challenges.
The Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs are in constant contact with the students. Grenada’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Ambassador Hassan Hadeed, continues to visit them and provide the needed materials and other support.
Moreover, the parents of the students have been fully engaged and kept abreast of the situation.
On Monday, 23 May 2016, a meeting was convened by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Education to brief the parents and guardians of the students, to assure them that the Government of Grenada is prepared to take necessary action, at any given time, to ensure the well-being of the students.
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, remains a friend and ally of the Government of Grenada and its people. In this regard, we are hopeful that there will be a peaceful resolution to the current political challenges.