More Vincentian students off to Taiwan
August 24, 2007

More Vincentian students off to Taiwan

The new batch of students going off to universities in Taiwan will bring the total number of Vincentians studying in that Asian country to 24.{{more}}

On Monday August 20, 2007, four students left these shores on three and five year scholarships, granted by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Off to the National Cheng Chi University are Janiel Frederick and Alshika Latham; Amelia Jack will attend the National Taiwan University and Kemton Cato will attend the National Pintun University of Science and Technology.

Cato will pursue a three-year master’s degree in Food Processing, while Jack will be doing three-year masters degree in Veterinary Gynecology. Frederick and Latham will each pursue five-year degrees in Business Administration and Tourism Management respectively.

The students will first do a one-year course in speaking and writing Mandarin Chinese.

At a luncheon on Sunday at the Young Island Resort, Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines Jack Cheng presented the students with scholarship certificates and airline tickets.

He congratulated the students on being awarded the scholarships and encouraged them to try their best.

He extended a personal invitation to the students to contact him or the Embassy at anytime.

The students collectively and individually expressed gratitude to the ambassador for the scholarships, and vowed to give their best effort while in Taiwan.

The students, who acknowledged that they would be ambassadors for this country, promised that they would make the country proud.

They declared that they look forward to finishing their studies and returning home to help in the development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Six more students are expected to take up scholarships in Taiwan in the near future.(JJ)