The Prime Minister spoke to grade A students in the Peace Palace on Thursday, Nov. 8. He asked all universities, institutes, and donors to grant scholarships to students who scored an A in the national school exam but are unable to afford college/university tuition.
Addressing the students as his “grandchildren,” he told them that they have the freedom to go to their university of choice and major in the subject/subjects of their choice. He did however advise them to consult their parents before making the final decision.
“I ask all universities, institutes and donors to please help provide scholarships for grade A students, of which there are about 100.”
He made it clear that he was not referring to students whose families are in a position to afford the tuition fees for their child’s further education, but seeks help for those less fortunate.
Donors from each province can give further support to students from their respective provinces, thus guaranteeing that each province has future scholars.