More Barbadians are being advised to capitalize on the Chinese government scholarships.
Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson says the number of applicants interested in the annual awards is quite low.
She's also reminding students of the numerous opportunities available during and after completing their studies.
Ms Adamson's remarks came at the launch of the Barbados China Returned Scholars Association.
She says the Ministry will try to include Mandarin at more schools