PHILIPSBURG–A total of 164 students applied for study financing to pursue their tertiary studies, Education Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday.
A total of 74 of the applicants are students who have already completed high school; 29 are already pursuing tertiary studies; 29 are General Education Diploma (GED) graduates, two are from foreign high schools and three from SBO and FBO institutions.
Computer Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and game design tops the list of areas that students want to pursue studies in. A total of 21 students are interested in these areas. This is followed by 17 students who want to study in the bio-medical, sciences and pre-medical field; 16 students want to study in the human resource management field; 14 in business management; 12 in psychology; eight in hospitality and tourism management; eight in electrical and technical engineering; and seven each in elementary education, nursing, sociology/social pedagogic fields. The remainder of the students expressed interest in studying in other areas. Most of the applicants are from St. Dominic High School CXC programme, followed by Milton Peters College (MPC) HAVO; St. Dominic High’s International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and St. Maarten Academy.
The study financing application period closed on January 16, and students had until March 1, to provide any outstanding information that was needed to complete their applications. Most of the students want to pursue studies in the United States and others want to pursue their studies at institutions in the Caribbean, Dutch Caribbean, Netherlands and St. Maarten.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/64032-164-students-apply-for-study-financing