Locals interested in pursuing their education in marine, tourism, aviation and entrepreneurship at United Kingdom-based schools will be able to do so at reduced rates, Premier Andrew Fahie has said.
The Premier said this was one of the things he was able to successfully negotiate during his recent visit to the United Kingdom.
“The trip was multifaceted. We were able to speak to them (UK) about scholarships in some areas that we see that we need to build our people up in resilience,” the Premier said during a press conference on Tuesday.
“They have also opened some doors for us for continued discussions and … also for our people to be able to come there although we will be paying at some favourable rates,” he added.
In the meantime, the Premier said the achievement was a sign of good partnership between the BVI and the UK.
“In a partnership, you need to draw from the strength of the other one so you can become strong. So those areas were received well, and we will continue in dialogue, and we will be able to build on them as time passes and allow some persons to take advantage of some of the institutions in the UK in these areas and in many other areas that we discussed,” Fahie said.
“Our seed was dropped on fertile ground, and we will just keep watering it and make sure that it bears good fruit,” he added.
Leading up to his now-concluded visit to the UK, Fahie said he planned to ask Britain to fund a number of local scholarships. He also said he would be seeking to get locals integrated into UK’s armed forces.
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