The National, Thursday January 30th, 2014
By JUNIOR UKAHA
MORE than 100 students from the Nawaeb electorate in Morobe have been selected for scholarships under the district’s development funds.
The students were selected to attend the International Training Institute (ITI) in Lae under a special arrangement the school has with the office of the Nawaeb MP.
The names of the selected students were finalised on Tuesday by the MP’s executive officer Bill Singolin.
Singolin told the students in a meeting that K420,000 was given by the government for the scheme.
“This assist scheme is for those unfortunate ones who want to continue their education but do not have the means,” he said.
“The assistance is equally divided to cater for students in all the three LLGs of the electorate, Nabak, Wain-Erap and Labuta.”
Singolin told students in a meet-and-greet session that of the money allocated only K17,000 was still outstanding and that it would go towards students stranded in villages.
Justin Salak, one of the selection committee members, said students were selected on their history, background and place of origin.
Salak could not confirm the number of students enrolled for the certificate and diploma programmes but said there were 145 students who had their tuition fees paid.