BY JARED KOLI
LIST of successful students applying for the Solomon Islands Government scholarship for 2018 will be known by the end of this week or early next week.
Staff of the National Training Unit (NTU) during a consultation with students’ yesterday afternoon at their Panatina office said, screening of the 2018 scholarship applicants is into its final stages.
NTU’s Principal Administration Officer, Emilia Rabaua told students that the list will contain those that applied to study both in-country and overseas.
Island Sun was informed during yesterday’s consultation talks that the 2018 scholarship screening committee consist of the Director of NTU, Clement Tito, Chief Administration Officer and heads of department within the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.
The NTU office yesterday afternoon was crowded with prospecting new students and continuing students queuing up to ask questions and briefed of the 2018 academic year.
Tito could not be reached for comments as this paper was told that he was with the screening committee busy with the selection of students.
His phone was switched off when this paper called later.
This paper understands that the government has offered 500 scholarships for 2018 to undertake full time certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in selected priority areas.
Three categories of Scholarship Awards have been made available for 2018.
A total of 200 Scholarship Awards will be made available under the National High Achievers category, total of 200 Scholarship Awards made available under the constituency scholarship category and 100 under the Cost Sharing Scholarships.
The full and partially scholarship awards funded by the Solomon Islands Government aim to train its citizens with relevant skills to support economic and social growth and prosperity in the country.