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CUBA awards health scholarships to Jamaican students

  • Written by Prensa Latina
  • Published in Health
Featured CUBA awards health scholarships to Jamaican students
Kingston, Aug 13 -  As  the people of Cuba today celebrated the 94th anniversary of the birth of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, Cuba today awarded nine health scholarships for Jamaican students, in a virtual ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as a sign of its commitment to the professional development of the Caribbean peoples.
According to the Cuban mission in Jamaica, a total of nine (9) scholarship awards were made available for six years of medical school and one year of Spanish immersion courses at a total approximate value of US$80,000. The winners have the opportunity to study medicine, nursing and post-graduate specialization at Cuba´s higher education institutions.

The selection committee chose those nine students after reviewing fifty applications, interviewing a score of shortlisted candidates, and debating weighed competence, need and social commitment.

Representatives of the Ministries of Finance and Public Services; Health and Wellbeing; Education, Youth and Information; and Foreign Affairs of Jamaica –along with members of Graduates and Friendship Association, as well as the Cuban embassy in Jamaica and the heads of health and education brigades carried out the scholarship granting process.

The Scholarship Program between both Caribbean countries dates back to the 1970s, and more than 600 Jamaicans have studied in Cuban centers to date. The Caribbean island  is still reeling from the near-six-decade-old US embargo The northern Caribbean country has been able to invest heavily in the education of its people, while consistently granting humanitarian and development assistance to countries around the world.
Last modified onThursday, 13 August 2020 23:10
  • Countries: Cuba