MEHRD to pay for SIG student allowances in Honiara

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BY CAROL-ANNE SULEGA

SOLOMON Island Government (SIG) sponsored students who have completed their courses of the University of the South Pacific (USP) who have yet to receive the remaining of their allowances will receive theirs in Honiara.

This was a statement by the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), Hon John Dean Kuku, on the floor of Parliament yesterday when queried without notice by the Leader of the Independent Group Hon Dr Derek Sikua on the issue of delayed allowances.

According to the Minister, the Solomon Islands Student Association in Fiji informed the Ministry that they wanted allowances paid into students accounts in Fiji.

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“This is because most students have outstanding rent that is still yet to be cleared.

“This includes continuing students and final year students,” the Minister said.

Hon Kuku then told Parliament that students who have completed their courses this year who are still yet to receive the remaining of their delayed allowances will receive them in Honiara and should consult the Ministry.

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