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37 scholars awarded with scholarships funded by Australia

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 4/12/2018

Thirty-seven Tongan scholars have been awarded scholarships funded by the Government of Australia that will allow them to study, conduct research and undertake professional development in Australia and the Pacific region in 2019.

Australian High Commissioner to Tonga HE Andrew Ford, hosted a farewell reception last Friday to congratulate the scholars.

He says the goals of the awards are to develop capacity and leadership skills so that they can contribute to development in their home country and to build people to people linkages at the individual, institutional and country level.

The Australian Government invested 3 million AUD in the tertiary scholarships for Tongan citizens annually.

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