Twenty-two Solomon Islanders have been awarded with a Tertiary Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship for this year, 2023.
According to New Zealand High Commission- Honiara, Solomon Islands it stated that the Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to support 19 students to undertake studies in New Zealand, and an additional 3 in Fiji, this year.
“We also have a number of scholars who will begin their studies later in the year and early next year.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate the successes of our scholars together with our partners from Ministry of Education and Human Resources Management, Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Authority (SITESA), and Solomon Islands New Zealand Alumni Community (SINZAC),” the statement said.
High Commissioner Jonathan Schwass has encouraged the students to maximise this opportunity by studying hard and by building relationships and connections with their peers and new communities.
“While we acknowledge the challenges involved with leaving family and work behind, we are confident that this experience will support them to become part a generation of future leaders for Solomon Islands,” he said.
By FOLLET JOHN
Solomon star, Newsroom