The National, Monday July 15th, 2013
By TERRY MANAO DAVID
SOHE students from Northern studying at the International Training Institute in Port Moresby have been helped with K32,000 to complete their studies.
Sohe MP Delilah Gore said similar presentations would be made to the Institute of Business Studies, Pacific Adventist University, Divine Word University and a number of teachers’ colleges around the country.
Gore was speaking at the presentation to ITI last Friday.
Of the eight beneficiaries at ITI, four certificate students will receive K9,200 and four diploma students will share K22,800.
Gore said the funding was from this year’s provincial budgetary allocation.
“After this I will visit other schools. I have cheques for IBS, PAU, DWU and other teachers’ colleges,” she said.
“My government will sponsor five Sohe students to study at the Lincoln University in New Zealand. They will leave on July 19 (Friday),” Gore said.
“As my district is home to agricultural activities, my government will sponsor more students to take up agriculture related courses as I want to see a lot of economic activities flourish in my district.”
She said it would be a continuous sponsorship and funding was expected to increase next year.
Gore thanked the ITI administration for closely following up and reminding her and at last she came to present cheques.
“No one can come and pay these kind of money, it is an opportunity served on a golden plate for you. As students you are expected to perform and obtain good results graduate and deliver what your families and the district requires from you,” she said.
“I will not just pay cheques and leave them, I will pay regular visits to monitor students to make sure they live up to their commitments,” Gore said.