MP calls on students to work with leaders, bring change

Youth & Careers

OKAPA students studying in tertiary institutions should work with their leaders to change the district, MP Saki Soloma says.
Soloma, who is also the Minister for Defence, said this during the presentation of a K60,000 cheque as school fee assistance to Okapa students at the University of Papua New Guinea last Sunday.
He said remarkable progress was made and his team was committed to supporting students from the district.
“People of Okapa deserve to live in a proper developed towns and students from our district are the key resources for change,” he said.
Soloma encouraged the students attending other universities, technical and business colleges throughout the country to return home to change their own districts and make it better.
He clarified that the school fee assistance was from the district support improvement programme (DSIP) fund allocation of K4 million which was given to cater for students and other targeted infrastructure buildings and projects.
A further K37,000 was paid out to the Pacific Adventist University Okapa students and another K100,000 was paid to the University of Goroka as school fee assistance to Okapa students studying there.
Students attending other universities and colleges will be assisted when more funding is available.
The UPNG Okapa Students Association president Tayovi Isaac, a final year accounting student, said 50 students from the main campus in Waigani and the medical faculty in Taurama would be assisted through this funding.

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