Classes start despite K300,000 still owed

National

SECOND semester classes at the Port Moresby Technical College have started without any delay despite school fee issues and withdrawals by students at the end of last semester, college principal Henry Wamingu says.
“The second semester started this week and students are being registered,” Wamingu said.
He said the students would not have withdrawn from school if parents and guardians had paid their outstanding course fees.
“The current outstanding fees of K300,000 for this year was the reason why we sent the students home in the final week of semester one, and this should be clearly understood by all parents and guardians,” Wamingu said.
Wamingu  also advised parents and guardians to pay school fees in full, as installments would not be entertained.
“Parents or guardians must make it their responsibility to pay the full fee or settle any outstanding in order for their children to return to classes,” he said.
“This is because in similar situations in the past parents have failed to complete part-payments while their children continue classes.”
Deputy principal Simon Nausi said: “The school administration is expecting all students to continue to end of second semester.”
Nausi said those who will be leaving with their National Certificate One, attained in semester one and could not return for the second semester due to issues with school fees, could always apply to further their studies in future.
He said that the majority of students were expected to return but the exact number could not be confirmed because registrations were ongoing this week.

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