The National, Wednesday February 12th, 2014
By JAMES APA GUMUNO
ABOUT 700 students from the Karamui-Nomane district in Chimbu attending educational institutions in and out of the country received big boost from their local MP Mogerema Wei.
Wei gave K900,000 in school fee subsidies from his District Services Improvement Programme (DSIP) for this year for students in three local level governments – Karamui, Sol and Nomane.
According to district administrator Limbia Tiagoba and Johnson Wai of the district affairs, the money covered students attending secondary, technical vocational education training (TVET), tertiary colleges, universities, private run schools and overseas institutions.
Education, apart from roads and bridges, is a priority.
He said the local MP subsidised school fees worth K600,000 which benefited 400 students last year.
Wei allocated K1 million in school fee subsidies for next year.
Tiagoba said the MP wanted young people to receive better education and help develop the district, province and country.
He said subsidy cheques were being distributed since Monday.
He said money distributed included: Universities – K153,700, secondary – K529,000, for TVET, nursing, teachers’ colleges – K391,464 and overseas – K115,166 and was a major relief for the students.