PNG’s Minster for Sports and Higher Education, Hon. Wesley Raminai, MP (pictured far left) joined High Commissioner Keith Scott (far right) on 2 September in wishing safe journey and successful studies to the three Papua New Guineans who have been awarded UK government Chevening scholarships for 2021-22.
The three scholars and their subject and place of study are (from left to right): Frederick Tamarua, LLM in International Economic Law at University of Warwick; Philomina Polu, MSc in Plant Genetics & Crop Improvement at the University of East Anglia; George Amba, MSc in Hydrography at the University of Plymouth.
As well as attending one of the UK’s world class Universities, scholars on the Chevening programme benefit from a series of special events and activities and interact with counterparts from over 160 countries – gaining a richness of experience and access to a global network that will enable them to make the most of their abilities and help build a better future on their return to Papua New Guinea. Over 120 Papua new Guineans have benefitted from UK government Chevening scholarships since the programme began in 1983.
The window for applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK in 2022-23 is open from 3 August until 2 November 2021 – further details are at https://www.chevening.org/scholarship/papua-new-guinea/.