Western tertiary students get K2.9m for fees

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday June 18th, 2013

 Tertiary students from Western province will benefit from K2.9 million released by the provincial government for school fees this year.  

Institute of Business Studies, International Education Agency College of TAFE, Sacred Heart Teachers College and Pacific Adventist University received their portions of money from Western Governor Ati Wobiro yesterday in Port Moresby. 

Wobiro said cheques for the other 46 institutions would be deposited into the school accounts.  

His staff would also move around to deliver cheques to institutions in Port Moresby. 

 “I assure students that they will no longer have problems with school fees because the provincial executive council has established an entity called Future Generation Foundation with a trust account for school fees. 

“Towards the end of every year, we will put money into this account for the following academic year.”

The provincial government also presented K200,000 yesterday to development partner Youth with a Mission Medical Ships Australia that delivers health services in the remote parts of the province. 

“We continue to support each other because we need private sector partners,” Wobiro said. 

The recipients were thankful for the opportunity of being supported through this scholarship programme. 

Principal of Sacred Heart Teachers College Bernie Cooper said the Western provincial government has shown an on-going commitment in supporting its students for the past years.