More St Lucians will receive scholarships from the Republic of China Taiwan, declared after its embassy in St Lucia conducted a Scholarship Briefing for persons interested in studying in Taiwan.
The Republic of China has been offering scholarships to the government and people of St Lucia since 2007, with well over 200 St Lucians accessing tertiary education opportunities across various fields.
As per the government, this year is no different as the embassy of the Republic of China Taiwan and the HRD units gear up to receive applications for the MOFA ICDFA and ICU medical scholarships.
There was a briefing of the St Lucian authorities with personnel from the Taiwanese Embassy and the human resource development unit of the department of education in ovation and vocational training. They were joined by the ambassador of the Republic of China Taiwan Peter Shen and Minister for education sustainable development innovation science technology and vocational training Sean Edward.
Peter Shen said that St Lucian’s students’ academic prowess had been widely tested and acknowledged not only in the Caribbean region but in Taiwan; he said he hopes that the Taiwanese scholarships continue to illuminate the path for St Lucians who wish to pursue higher education and immerse themselves in a new culture.
He said,” Tawinese and solutions are the same; we all believe that education brings forth tremendous opportunities, and I believe that studying in Taiwan, a country ranked 12th at the global competitiveness as per the report of the world economic forum and forced on innovative capability in the IMF world computer competitiveness report will be at informative and rewarding journey for all of you”.
Further, Education Minister of St Lucia Sean Edward expressed gratitude to the government and people of Taiwan for the provision of scholarships over the years and employing prospective students to make the best of the opportunity as these scholarships will not only benefit St Lucia’s skilled labour force but will touch lives and families, especially first-generation students who are first in their household to access and receive tertiary education but amidst all of the difficulties we have had to navigate as a result of COVID-19.
He further mentioned that the Taiwanese government is coming forward, and they are saying to St Lucia that they have had their own challenges, but we understand what this programme does for your country and for your people, and so we are coming again 2022 to make scholarships available.
“You must also go out there with a midst that after you have acquired the knowledge that you are mandated, and it is mandated that is born out of patriotism and love for country to come back and serve at the level of the community past scholarship holders were present at the briefing to answer questions of prospective candidates and to shed light on what it’s like to live and learn in Taiwan persons interested in applying for scholarships offered by the Republic of China Taiwan should visit the government of St Lucia”, outlined education minister.
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