GIS: The Cuban Embassy in Saint Lucia has concluded the process of granting a total of 13 scholarships to Saint Lucia in the specialties of medicine, clinical bioanalysis, imaging and medical radiophysics, radiology, veterinary medicine, general surgery, and gynecology and obstetrics.
The selected students signed the commitment to the Code of Ethics that will be observed in the Cuban study centers, and received their scholarship files.
Dr Alphonsus St Rose, President of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association, Marlene Alexander, President of the Humanistic Solidarity Association Saint Lucia Cuba, and representatives from Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, were present during the activity. They all urged the students to make the most of the educational opportunity and expressed their gratitude to Cuba for making scholarships available to Saint Lucia.
In his speech, the Cuban Ambassador to Saint Lucia, HE Jorge Soberon, congratulated the selected Saint Lucian students and urged them to complete their studies with success. He also acknowledged the support of Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Education during the process of awarding the scholarships.
Cuba continues to maintain the scholarship program for more than 45 years now. At present, more than 3,000 foreign scholars carry out studies in Cuba. Since the beginning of the International Scholarship Program, Cuba has financed the training of 73,848 foreign students from 159 countries. More than 700 Caribbean students are studying in Cuba today, of which more than 50 are from Saint Lucia. More than 550 Saint Lucian students have graduated in Cuba since the beginning of the Scholarship Program.