The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will be increasing the number of bursaries offered to primary, secondary and tertiary students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines who are financially challenged.
Taiwan’s Ambassador to this country, His Excellency, Baushuan Ger said his government has decided to double the annual assistance funding from US $100,000 to US $200,000, and that will benefit approximately 800 students.
Since 1998, Taiwan has been providing these bursaries every year to hundreds of students from primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, here.
Ambassador Ger emphasized that like St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan regards education as a top priority for children’s future.
To ensure the continuation of this programme, a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries, was renewed for another 5 years, from 2014 to 2018.
Ambassador Ger also said that to date, over 140 Vincentians have been awarded scholarships to study in Taiwan.