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Prime Minister Pledges To Increase Monthly Stipend For Students Studying Abroad

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has promised an increase in stipend for students studying in Cuba.

During a visit to Cuba last week the prime minister held discussions with Dominican students studying in Cuba who appealed for an increase to their stipend in order to continue their studies.

He says the increase will not only benefit students in Cuba but is extended to Dominican students studying in other countries across the world.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Meantime, Education Minister Octavia Alfred has lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit from his discussion with Cuban officials in the area of education for Dominican students.

She spoke to Kairi news at a welcome reception for Prime Minister Skerrit upon receiving Cuba’s highest award the Jose Marti award last week.

Minister Alfred says, this is welcome news for the Ministry of Education and students abroad.

Education Minister Octavia Alfred

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