Recipients of the New Zealand Aid 2015 scholarship have expressed pleasure and assurance upon their formal confirmation and a reception confirming they are preparing to leave.
During a farewell reception hosted by the New Zealand embassy at the New Zealand High Commissioner’s residence on Monday this week, one of the scholarship recipients Virylson Nomae said it was a rare opportunity that many other Solomon Islanders want.
“As such, while we are happy for the New Zealand Government, we must commit ourselves and prove that we deserve the opportunity.
“It is a rare opportunity to be given among the many candidates; therefore we are expected to do our best.”
Mr Nomae said he is aiming to achieve his goal in education and return to serve the country.
He is chosen to do his Bachelor of Engineering, Technology.
The recipients included seven in-service students, eight pre-service, two in-service to study in Fiji and six pre-service to study in Fiji.
The areas of study included Food Technology, Development Studies, Computing System, Environmental Planning, Science, Forestry Science, Natural Resource Management, Agriscience, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Law, Public Health and Medicine.
By ALFRED PAGEPITU