Secondary School Students Score Scholarship To Australia
Christmas has come early for secondary school level students of Fiji who now have the opportunity to study for two and a half years in prestigious Australian secondary schools.
Years 11 and 12 students will get to study in prestigious Australian secondary schools through the Pacific Secondary Scholarship Programme (PSSP).
This is after the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the programme was inked by the Fijian Minister for Education, Hon. Rosy Akbar and the Acting Australian High Commissioner, Anna Dorney in Suva today.
“The MOU signing will present a unique opportunity for 10 students to take advantage of experiencing Australia’s education system and to challenge their own academic experience. The students will also be exposed to the rich cultural diversity of Australia, broadening their overall learning experience,” Minister Akbar said.
Ms Dorney said “this programme is part of our joint commitment with the Fijian Government to providing more opportunities for quality education to Fijians and child protection, student education and welfare are primary considerations for the scholarship programme”.
“This is part of our efforts of providing quality education to Fijians,” Dorney said.
The students will also be exposed to the rich cultural diversity of Australia, broadening their overall learning experience.
– Fijian Minister for Education, Hon. Rosy Akbar
A total of 10 students selected will be awarded scholarships based on merit, taking into account academic performance as well as personal leadership qualities.
The first batch of students selected to study in Australia will begin their semesters in July 2020.