More Barbadian students are considering overseas universities for their tertiary education.
Speaking Saturday at an education fair held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Legal Counsel and Director of Communications at The Student Centre Kimberley Alleyne-Pinder said that in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students venturing to countries such as Canada to further their education.
“We have always had Barbadians that wanted to go aboard to study, so what we are saying is that it is probably a bit more now [who are] saying . . . let me just weigh my options more,” she said.
The curious parents and students discussed their options with recruiters from 21 universities and colleges at the education fair, hosted by the Student Centre and the Canadian High Commission.
The Embassy also facilitated seminars to inform patrons about student visas and immigration requirements as well as scholarships offered by the Canadian Government.
Political Counsellor of the High Commission of Canada, Agnes Pust, also mentioned that there has been an increase in the number of students interested in studying in Canada.
She attributed this to the dissemination of information from past Barbados students who immensely enjoyed their experiences studying in Canada.
“As the product becomes better known . . . it is easier to sell it. One student will tell one of his or her friends from school,” she pointed out.