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Taiwan's NCKU to continue assisting Nicaraguan students

National Cheng Kung University will keep supporting students following Nicaragua's decision to cut ties with Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University. (Facebook, NCKU photo)

National Cheng Kung University. (Facebook, NCKU photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) announced on Friday (Dec. 10) that it will provide assistance to 10 Nicaraguan students enrolled at the southern university following Nicaragua’s sudden decision to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Thursday.

NCKU said there are seven Nicaraguan undergraduate students and three master’s students. Among them, seven are Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Scholarship recipients, while one has a scholarship from NCKU, CNA reported.

The university said it will offer full assistance to the students to complete their studies, including continued emergency relief scholarships until at least August 2022. Additionally, NCKU said it will continue providing life, career, or educational counseling.

According to NCKU, 21 Nicaraguan students have graduated with degrees in energy, civil engineering, industrial design, foreign languages, international business, and politics in previous years, per CNA.

Updated : 2022-05-26 23:15 GMT+08:00