The National, Thursday July 18th, 2013
SEVEN students from Dei district, Western Highlands, studying at Divine Word University received K1,000 each as tuition fees last Friday.
District administrator Steven Korowa (pictured) presented a cheque for K7,000 to the students at the campus, witnessed by student leaders, his delegation from Dei t and other students.
The school fees subsidy scheme is an initiative of Dei MP Westly Nukundj to help students from his electorate attending universities nationwide.
Korowa stressed one of Nukundj’s prioritised areas was education and for this year he was concentrating on helping university students.
Korowa said Nukundj had plans to contribute to the education and the human resource development of his electorate.
He said Nukundj had started to upgrade education and health facilities in his electorate.
“This school fees assistance is part of our contribution to the human resource development through the district support programme (DSP),” Korowa said.
“Our interest is for you to excel academically because we have taken the responsibility to support your education.”
The students were assured the help would be continued for the next couple of years and graduating students would be welcomed to back to their district.
Korowa said so far Nukundj had paid K220,000 to universities in tuition fees.