Chinese Ambassador's Scholarships Awarded to CMU Students
2018/01/27

On January 26, Chinese Ambassador's Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

 

Ambassador NIU Qingbao giving remarks

Dr. Grace McLean, Chief Education Officer of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, congratulated the five recipients and thanked Chinese Ambassador NIU Qingbao and the Chinese Embassy for their support to Jamaica's education. She wished to see intensified exchanges and cooperation in education between Jamaica and China.

 

Dr. McLean giving remarks

Ambassador NIU Qingbao congratulated the recipients, saying it's the pleasure of the Embassy to provide some financial support to students who have excellent academic performance but economically challenged to finish their study. By paying special thanks to CMU for offering 10 scholarships for Chinese students to study in Jamaica, Ambassador NIU indicated that the reciprocal cooperation in education are benefiting both peoples of China and Jamaica. Ambassador NIU introduced China's foreign policy on fostering a new type of international relations and building a community with a shared future for mankind, and briefed information on the just concluded Second Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum. By quoting the good wishes of General Secretary XI Jinping for youth in his report to the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China, Ambassador NIU encouraged young students to carry forward the tradition of bilateral friendship and cooperation and study harder to make greater contribution to their family, their nation and the whole mankind in the future.

 

Group photo of Ambassador NIU Qingbao, CMU President Pinnock, Dr. McLean and scholarship recipients

 

Awarding Ceremony

Professor Fritz Pinnock, President of CMU, expressed on behalf of CMU his gratitude to the Chinese Embassy for its generous support. While congratulating China on its remarkable achievements of development, President Pinnock expressed his support to the Belt and Road Initiative. He also declared that Mandarin Chinese will be the first foreign language in CMU and ten more scholarships will be offered for Chinese students to study in Jamaica this year.

 

Ambassador NIU Qingbao talking with CMU President Pinnock

 

Ambassador NIU Qingbao talking with scholarship recipients, the Chinese student in Jamaica, and guests of honour

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