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Vietnamese high school students get ASEAN scholarships

Update: October, 21/2013 - 16:54
Ambassador Ng Tech Hean (central) and students gather for a photo in the scholarship awarding ceremony.— Photo

HA NOI (VNS)—Fifteen Vietnamese high school students were awarded ASEAN Scholarships to study in Singapore.

The Singapore Embassy organised a ceremony last week to honour the scholarship recipients attended by Ambassador Ng Tech Hean and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Training.

The students –12 from the north and three from the central and southern regions –were chosen for their excellent studying,

The ASEAN Scholarships aim to equip young people in Southeast Asian countries with important skills for the 21st century. Recipients are provided with allowances, accommodations, return air passage, school fees, examination fees and medical insurance.

They obtain Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced' certificates and finish their Secondary Three to Pre-University Two degrees in Singapore.

Other recipients come from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines.—VNS

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