Jan 28, 2011, 9:58 AM
As many as ten students from the University of the
As a matter of duty, the students are expected to make the best use of the opportunity in order for this scholarship package to continue to be available to others, come next academic year and beyond.
Actually, for six years now, the Embassy of the Republic of China on
Considering the cost of tuition in the university, and the financial situation of most potential students, there is no doubt that without this kind of intervention many students would not have had the opportunity to study at the university.
Thus, we commend the Taiwanese Embassy for the kind gesture!
Education is key to success in life, and any individual or institution that helps Gambians to acquire higher education could definitely be described as our true friend.
It is also our view that students who received this year’s Taiwan Embassy scholarships should consider themselves lucky, since they were chosen from among many who equally need the sponsorship.
This is why we want to state that opportunities of this kind should be fully utilized, so that the donor would be encouraged to continue giving the scholarships.
It is good to know that the Taiwan International Cooperation for Development Fund (ICDF) is also equally offering many scholarships for Gambian students to pursue courses in
In fact, the ambassador of
Meanwhile, we encourage all those institutions and individuals supporting our education sector to continue the good work, for their investment is a good one, which would one day pay good results for the country.
Human resource development is essential for the socio-economic development of any country, and educating our young ones is vital for the future of this nation.
Finally, we add our voice to that of those who thanked the Taiwanese Embassy on behalf of the students and their families for coming to their aid.
We call on other diplomatic missions in the country to emulate the Taiwanese Embassy.