The National, Monday 22nd April 2013
PROVINCIAL governments must set policies before sponsoring students to ensure that they return and contribute towards their respective provinces, Institute of Business Studies director Sadiq Ali said.
He used the K22,600 cheque given to IBS by the Raicoast MP James Gau to fund 10 students from various fields of studies as an example.
“Rather than spend money on hundreds of institutions, you should spend on a recognised institution or recognised course so that your students can get employed and help the government.
“This will increase their level of commitment towards their government.”
Speaking on behalf of Gau, Loko Kambau said the MP has made it his priority to subsidise all schools under the district services improvement programme due to the fact that Raicoast is one of the least developed districts in Madang.
“The cash flow of cocoa and copra is very low compared to the high fees set by institutions that is why we have used approximately K1 million for subsidies.
“UPNG received K100,000, Divine Word K200,000 while the University of Natural Resources and Environment and Pacific Adventist University have got theirs.