(ZIZ News) — Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris is urging international universities located on St. Kitts, to increase scholarship opportunities for locals.
Speaking recently at a ground-breaking ceremony at Windsor University School of Medicine, Prime Minister Harris said the availability of scholarships will foster greater interest in attending the schools.
“One of the requirements for granting accreditation to institutions to function in St. Kitts and Nevis is that one or two students from the Federation are granted scholarships annually to pursue studies at that institution. I am aware that Windsor has offered such scholarships in the past and I take this opportunity to encourage Windsor to consider increasing the number of scholarships that are currently being offered to nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis. This would attract more locals to enroll in the programme at this institution,” he said.
The Prime Minister further urged the university to seek the necessary accreditation to enable students to practice medicine in the Caribbean.
“Windsor University currently caters for students in the main who are hoping to get into the US of A and other international markets. However, I wish to urge that the institutions seek to develop a relationship with the Caribbean health and accreditation entities to assure the society and health professionals that the graduates of Windsor are able to pursue further training in the Caribbean area and generally meet the healthcare needs of all the people of our region,” he said.
According to Prime Minister Harris, “schools such as Windsor University contribute significantly to the social and economic development of the Federation.”