Number of applicants for scholarship increases

Lae News, Normal

THE number of students in Morobe province under the provincial government’s Solulu-Gerson Academic Scholarship has increased dramatically since its inception five years ago.
Tertiary students attending the Morobe student leaders’ summit in Goroka last week were told that the provincial government was “serious about education”.
The government has spent more than K8 million on the scholarships since 2004 for 1,350 students where 493 have so far graduated.
The main objective of the scholarship was to improve the educational level of human resource.
Currently, the government pays in full the students component of school fees that fall under the TESAS programme to attend the University of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology, the University of Goroka, University of Natural Resources and Environment, Divine Word University, Pacific Adventist University, the Martin Luther Seminary and Balob Teachers College.