BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Republic of China (Taiwan) President has declared an increase of 18 vacancies for its six Pacific ally-countries, including Solomon Islands, in its scholarship programme.
President Tsai Ing-wen announced this in parliament last week during her state visit.
“Starting from next year we will be increasing 18 vacancies for our six pacific allies’ countries in the scholarship programme.”
She encourages young people from Solomon Islands wishing to study medicine and other professions to apply.
“We also include Solomon Islands National University in our list of partner for another scholarship programme co-funded with the Pacific Island Forum.
“Taiwan will extend and continue support young people of Solomon Islands and other pacific island nation for realising their full potential to higher education.
“We look forward to the day when these inspirational young people contribute to professional expertise through regional sustainable development goal.”
Meanwhile, President Tsai adds as part of its support, the Taiwanese government will install solar lighting facilities at the SINU campus, saying ‘this will serve as an example of our nations’ joint endeavour to fight against climate change’.