BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
SIG in-country sponsored students’ situation of being halted from Semester Two registration at the University of the South Pacific (USP) has been uplifted.
USP Students Association (USPSA) President Mr Robert Tahi confirming this to Island Sun said USP has discussed with the Ministry of Education over the issue of SIG in-country students fees being not paid last Semester One and it is understood that the fees are now being dealt with along the process.
“The SIG students were already allowed to do registration during Friday on the week before last week but because due to the campus here facing a system breakdown (finance) last week linking from the main campus in Fiji, registrations have just continued this week,” clarified the USPSA President.
USPSA in SI is still collaborating with the Ministry of Education through NTU concerning the following issues of SIG students outstanding allowance payments for Semester, graduating students units being not offered locally here or online, remedy for Education Students whose courses are not offered here at all and the inconsistency in SIG allowance payment to students.
USP standing on its policies, SIG students studying in-country at the USP Honiara Campus were not allowed to continue with their Semester Two registrations earlier due to outstanding Semester One fees.
Speaking with concern and frustration then, affected USP students expressed their fear that if the Ministry of Education and the National Training Unit (NTU) do not address their issue quickly before registrations is closed then their studies will be affected.