Words of adviceThe 23 winners at the Ministry of Education yesterday. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock. )
Thu, August 09, 2012 - 12:10 AM
TWENTY-THREE YOUNG Barbadians will be leaving the island in pursuit of their dreams, courtesy of Government’s National Development Scholarship 2012 programme.
The scholars, who will study a wide range of disciplines, were briefed about what was expected of them at a meeting yesterday with Minister of Education Ronald Jones who urged them to maintain high academic standards and Bajan values.
Stating that the scholarships were worth more than $1.3 million, Jones also warned them of the possible consequences of inappropriate conduct, saying that they were going abroad as ambassadors of Barbados.
“Avoid temptations and remember good Barbadian values . . . [because] these scholarships can be cancelled. Barbados is not to be embarrassed; taxpayers are not to feel their investment was a wasted investment. Stay on the straight and narrow,” Jones said. (CA)Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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