SHP to pay 50% for uni students

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The National, Tuesday February 4th, 2014

 THE Southern Highlands government will pay 50% of tuition fees for its students attending universities in the country, Governor William Powi says.

Powi said the sponsorship for university students would be tested for the first time and if successful, could also benefit students attending tertiary institutions.

“The provincial government will pay half of school fees for students attending University of PNG, University of Technology, Divine Word University, Pacific Adventist University, University of Goroka and the University of Natural Science at Vudal,” he said.

He has written to the universities to provide the number of students from the province enrolled with them.

He said the sponsorship was for all students from Southern Highland living in our outside the province.

Powi plans to improve education in the province and empowering its human resources.

He said Grade 12 dropouts in the province would be given an opportunity to continue their education through the New Horizon training programme.

He said the world class information technology and business training programme would provide the dropouts with life skills training.