BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
A number of best students vying for the Taiwan scholarships have been interviewed last week, it is reported.
This is according to Taiwan Embassy’s Deputy Counselor, Mr Oliver Weng who said the interview brought forth many talented students.
“Most of them told me that they knew the educational environment in Taiwan is very good and can provide them with lots of vision and knowledge. They are eager to go to Taiwan for further studies.”
He stated that while some of them were a bit nervous and shy during the interview they excelled in general speaking.
Weng expressed that during the course of the interview he told the students the benefits, requirements and application procedures of the Taiwan scholarship.
In addition, he emphasised that the purpose of the scholarship is to help Solomon Islands young people further their education.
“We hope the recipients will come back to serve Solomon Islands when they complete study in Taiwan.”
He furthered that this year the Taiwan scholarships have increased from 10 to 15 and noted that recipients will be made known sometime in June or early July this year.
“This year we increase the Scholarship recipients from 10 to 15 because the ROC (Taiwan) President Dr Tsai Ing-wen promised to assist Solomon Islands in higher education during her visit last November.”