The National, Tuesday October 8th, 2013
MAPRIK students attending Divine Word University in Madang have been urged to use utilise their skills and knowledge to develop their district.
Local MP John Simon made the call when presenting a cheque for K33,000 to help the students with their tuition fees last Friday.
“This K33,000 for Divine Word University students is from the K200,000 allocated from the district budget to assist students from Maprik district with their tuition fee,” Simon said.
“Every student will receive K1,000 each.”
He told the students he had decided to increase the tuition assistance for next year from K200,000 to K1 million so that each student would receive K1,500.
“This year we are mostly working on updating the database so that next year we will have no problem to assist all the students in the district,” he said.
“I have my own vision and dreams and human resource is one of my priorities areas.
“I really want to support all students equally and fairly. For this year since it’s the first time I have assisted with K1,000 for each student. I will continue to support the human resource of my district every year.”
Simon urged the students to use the money for its intended purpose.
He urged the students to return home during holidays and help with the development that he had planned and implemented, as a way of giving back to the district.
“At the moment most people in the district don’t understand how to seek public funds available to start up their small businesses and projects,” he said.
“They need you students to go back home and assist parents by talking to them and coming up with good proposals to start up businesses for your family or your community.”