Giving out scholarships to students with low scores and or relatives in place of those with pass marks, happened over and over again but still no actions are taken to remedy the problem.
One Ministry of Education insider revealed to the Solomon Star this week, a good number of failed students were slotted in.
The source said he is tired of seeing the nepotism system in the Ministry and called for immediate measures to stop the leakage.
“It is really sad to see those poor students who worked hard and have passed marks removed from the lists and priority was given to relatives and or those that buy their way through.”
The source said he decided to speak up from within the system, after revelation by The Sunday Star, that a young man committed suicide when he was victimized by the system.
The student who initially found his name on the list, return days later only to learn that his name had been removed and his place taken up.
He then committed suicide at their Naha home early this month.
The source said this is clearly the basis of why a lot of Solomon Islands students fail their courses and return home.
“Because they obviously were handpicked or favoured. They did not earn their place at the USP through hard work, but through blood relations and or money.”
Many calls have been made in the past for responsible authorities to patch up the loophole, but nothing happened.
Attempts to talk to the Minister for Education yesterday were unsuccessful.
By Ednal R. Palmer
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