Words of advice
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)