Pond Island–Education and Youth Minister Wycliffe Smith an Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Micheal Somersall met this week to discuss how the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary can work more closely together to support local students studying in the Netherlands.

One critical point of discussion was the “free movers.” Free movers are students who travel to the Netherlands on their own without the assistance of study financing. One task of the Plenipotentiary Cabinet is to assist all students. The experience of the Cabinet has been that students or their parents only reach out to the Cabinet in case of emergency. read more