23 Jan 2020

Solomons students to get Chinese scholarships this month

From , 6:05 am on 23 January 2020

Solomon Islands students left in limbo after their government suddenly switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China could be given some certainty soon.

More than 100 students studying under Taipei-funded scholarships in Taiwan were affected by the switch in October.

Ninety-one heeded a directive from the government and applied for new Beijing-funded scholarships.

However, about a dozen students, some with just a year left of study, chose to stay on in Taiwan and are calling on the Honiara to fund the remainder of their programmes.

Koroi Hawkins has more.

University or secondary school students study in a classroom.

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