ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Development of Grenada’s human resource continues to be one of the many areas benefiting from the country’s cordial relationships with friendly countries.
Fifteen young students are about to leave for Morocco after qualifying for scholarships at universities there. Of the fifteen, five are from the sister isle of Carriacou.
A brief ceremony was held on Wednesday, to officially present the awardees with their scholarships.
Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Franka Alexis-Bernadine, addressing the awardees, said the government of Grenada recognizes education as the most important tool for the sustainable development of the country.
Emphasizing the importance of providing university scholarships to young Grenadians, the minister pointed out, “a tertiary education lifts the level of thinking of a person, it broadens their vision and scope; it allows perspectives on development and professionalism that could fundamentally affect the pathway of a nation.”
Bernadine stressed to the scholarship recipients that, while a tertiary education is important to improve oneself, the responsibility to contribute to nation building is equally important. Their return is therefore already anxiously awaited to help build Grenada.
She called on them to be guiding lights to others so they too would strive for excellence and become “agents of change in a Caribbean that must become globally competitive.”
This group represents the third batch that has left for studies in Morocco and will be pursuing degrees in human resource development, civil engineering, computer science and mathematics, chemistry, biology, dental medicine and computer engineering.
Before departing the students will undergo a period of orientation training to help them prepare them for the social and cultural adjustments that will be necessary.
The government of Grenada believes that, if enough emphasis is placed on the development of human resource, this will go a long way in assuring the future development of the country.
Morocco is just one of several nations to which students are sent every year for studies.