BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Republic of China (Taiwan) has opened a new opportunity for Solomon Islands scholars to live and work in Taiwan.
His Excellency Roger Luo on Tuesday said the programme commences this year.
He said, “We have gone even further to amended our law and allow Solomon Islands students who graduate from our scholarship programs to stay and work in Taiwan starting from this year.”
In terms of scholarship intake, Mr Luo said in the past, they used to award 10 Solomon Islanders scholarship for undergraduate study with seven to eight under Taiwan ICDF Scholarship for master and doctoral degrees.
However, during President Tsai’s visit to Honiara last year, the number was increased from 10 awardees to 15.
“Through the efforts of our Embassy, we actually ended up sending 18 Taiwan scholarship awardees and 8 Taiwan ICDF Scholarship awardees to Taiwan this year,” he said.