The 2018 recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarships have been advised against changing their majors after arriving in China.
The students were cautioned by Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint Jean, who was addressing the scholarship award ceremony held on Monday 13 August at the Garraway Hotel in Roseau.
“I wish to forewarn you to guard yourselves against the notion that after being in the PRC [People’s Republic of China] for one or two years, to seek to switch your major,” Minister Saint Jean said.
“Because it can impact negatively on your own personal achievement, and of course it poses lots of challenges for us within the Ministry and indeed the embassy of the PRC,” Saint Jean stated.
Sarayah Charles, Kelan Blanchard, Jaiic Darroux, Denzel Morancie, Ghislan Baron, Bianca Talbot, Elissa Lugay, Richie Austrie, Mighan Simon and Raissa Henderson were presented with admission letters from President of Dominica, Charles Savarin at that ceremony.
They will be pursuing degrees in various fields including Film Art, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, Medicine, International Trade, Clinical Medicine and Information Technology.