BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
NINE Solomon Islanders will leave this month for Korea to undertake Masters studies under the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) programme.
The KOICA office in Solomon Islands announced the team of eight males and one female yesterday.
The fellowship programme is part of KOICA grant and aid support to the people and government of Solomon islands.
KOICA says such is part of its mission and vision to contribute for sustainable socio-economic development of Solomon Islands by assisting efforts to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life.
KOICA said it will support Solomon Islands’ human resources who they hope will return to use the knowledge and skills gained for the development of the country.
“KOICA office wished the nine recipients to strive towards excellence in their studies for better management and effective use of the opportunity,” KOICA said.
The scholarship scheme costs the South Korean government around SBD2,654,640.