STUDENTS who are awarded Government scholarships to study in tertiary institutions this year have been urged to excel in their academic studies.
Education authorities have encouraged the lucky 300 students to perform to public expectations by excelling in their academic studies.
Director of National Training Unit NTU Clement Tito told the students: “You are so fortunate to be selected out of thousands applicants.
“The purpose of awarding you with a scholarship is to give you an opportunity to achieve a higher education.
“While overseas you have to be a good ambassadors of your country. You will be expected to contribute positively to socio and economic development of your country at the end of your studies.”
Meanwhile, chairperson of the National Training Council James Bosamata told the students that they are government resources.
This is because the government is going to spend millions of dollars every year on their education.
“So make good use of this opportunity,” Mr Bosamata said.
“If you don’t do well in your academic studies, then you will be wasting Government and tax payers’ money,” he added.
Mr Bosamata said with posting of student’s representative official attaché both in Fiji and PNG, students concerns should no longer be a problem.
He reminded the students that those found not performing to academic levels will either have their scholarships terminated or suspended.
Mr Bosomata said the worst case scenario was in 2013 when more than 200 students had their scholarships terminated.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI