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The government of Venezuela has granted scholarships to 10 Jamaicans to study sports related courses at the IBER American and Caribbean Sports University in Venezuela.
Minister of Local Government, Community Development and Sport, Portia Simpson-Miller has informed that eligible students would be required to read for a degree in the areas of physical activity, health, sports training and sports technology management.
She was speaking yesterday (January 17), at press briefing held at the Sport Development Foundation (SDF) in Kingston, to announce the arrival of five Cuban coaches, who will lend their expertise in various sporting disciplines.
“I would like to thank the government and people of Venezuela for granting these scholarships to the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS). I know that everyone involved in the finalization of the scholarships is happy and I know these 10 scholarships are of great assistance to us and I know that they will take sports development in Jamaica to a higher level. We look forward to their [students] participation in the programme as well as to their success and their return to make their contribution to sports development in Jamaica,” Mrs. Simpson-Miller said.
Before taking their place in classes, the students will undergo a six-month initiation programme, during which they will be required to pursue pre-requisite courses, as well as familiarize themselves with the course curriculum and professors.

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