BCC student Jon Bend (right) receiving his scholarship from Minister of Education and Human Resource Development,Ronald Jones.??

Nine final year students from the Barbados Community College (BCC) were today presented with scholarships from a number of Universities throughout Canada, where they are expected to pursue a variety of subjects.

In giving them their scholarship packages today at the BCC’s Howells Cross Road, location, Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ronald Jones, congratulated the scholars and urged them to do their best at their respective schools.

??"You are ambassadors for Barbados; frontline persons for Barbados’ Tourism Product and for the export of Barbadiana," he advised.?? Mr. Jones also counseled students to remain focused on their studies and not be sidetracked.

Seven of the scholarships winners will be going to Lambton College located in London, Ontario.?? These are: Nikita Archer, Daniel Boyce, Adrian Brandon and Rohan Morris, who will pursue Computer Studies; as well as Shanice Batson, Zanisa Finlay and Ashley Tull, who will focus on Culinary Arts.??

Jon Bend is scheduled to attend St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, where he is expected to pursue studies in Fine Arts; Ajene Worrell will be continuing his studies at the University of Winnipeg.

The scholarships were provided by the Emerging Leaders of the Americas Programme (ELAP) and the Canada-Caricom scholarship programme offered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).????kmoore@barbados.gov.bb

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