Grooming set as criteria for students’ scholarship


THE criteria for Tewae-Siassi district’s scholarship for students studying at Balob Teachers College in Lae, Morobe, is personal grooming and discipline.
MP Dr Kobby Bomareo said apart from a student’s grade point average (GPA), they needed to be well groomed as professionals and be disciplined to earn a scholarship.
Bomareo made the remarks when presenting cheque of K139,180 for the school fees of 29 students from the district.
“Groom yourself properly. Tuck your shirts, comb hair, have a clean teeth and act likes professionals,” Bomareo said.
“Teaching is a profession, so by being groomed and well behaved, you’ll be considered for the scholarship apart from having a good GPA.
“Behave, be disciplined and score good grades to continue benefiting from the scholarship. If you are not disciplined, that privilege will be taken away from you.”
Dr Bomareo said the district budgeted K500,000 this year for tertiary scholarships and had paid school fees for students attending 43 institutions around country.
He told students to inform the district administration if they were on other scholarship programmes so other students could be assisted.
College principal Jerry Hendingao said the district scholarship programmes had been mismanaged in the past but thanked Bomareo for maintaining the funding.

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