British High Commissioner farewells Chevening Scholarship recipients

Chevening Scholarship recipient Atenia Tahu and British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, David Ward.

The British High Commission in Honiara hosted a cocktail reception last night to farewell three Solomon Islanders who were awarded British Chevening Scholarship.

The three recipients Atenia Tahu, Charles Noda and Maito’o Hauirae will be studying for their master’s degree in various fields in the United Kingdom for one year.

Speaking to SIBC News in an interview, British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward said, they certainly want to send as many Solomon Islanders to study under the Chevening Scholarship.

Commissioner Ward said , they sent a total of 35 Solomon Islanders under the scholarship since Solomon Islands gained independence.

“It varies ever year. I think the largest number we sent was when we sent five student in one year but normally it’s a little more like this year where we’ll be sending three students.”

Former Chevening Scholarship recipients, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Milner Tozaka, families and friends of the recipients  attended the cocktail reception last night.

By: Fredrick Kusu

 

 

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