Australia Awards Programme 2018

Dear Editor,
FORTY lucky Solomon Islands students will study in universities in both Australia and in the Pacific region in 2018 under Australia Awards Scholarships.
A local media release covering the awards it said:-
“The Australia Awards program provides successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development in Solomon Islands.

“The awards cover travel, health insurance, living allowances, tuition fees and university costs.

“Award recipients will be undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various fields including health, education, gender equality, economics, law, engineering, fisheries, environment, agriculture, information technology and statistics.

“Congratulating the successful students, Australia High Commissioner Roderick Brazier said ‘Increasing the number of women in leadership positions is very important and we are proud that half of the scholarships awarded for 2018 are for women.’

“The scholarships are an important part of Australia’s partnership with Solomon Islands as it provides opportunities for Solomon Islanders to receive a quality education and to build skills, leadership, knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the whole country,” Mr Brazier said.”
Thank you Australia!

Yours sincerely
Frank Short


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