ELEVEN students will pursue their studies in Taiwan under the annual Taiwanese scholarship offers this year.
The 11, who received their award letters yesterday, will leave the country next week to begin their five year studies at various universities there.
Taiwanese ambassador Victor Yu told the students yesterday they were the cream of this country.
He advised the seven females and four males to use the opportunity to broaden their horizon of the world.
Education minister Dick Ha’amori told the students during a ceremony organised to present their awards that they were being honoured.
“But it would not be without your own commitment and hard work,” Mr Ha’amori said.
“You have not disappointed your teachers and parents so today, we are proud of you as you have lived up to your greatest expectations.
“You accomplishments to date are just the first steps.
“We expect much from you in the coming years as you have a greater responsibility to achieve your qualifications and returned to serve our country,” the minister said.
The students will spend a year learning Madarin, the official Taiwanese language, before they could venture out to begin their studies in the various universities they were accepted.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI