MINISTRY of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) assures students studying around the region that the cause of delay to their allowances has been sorted.
Permanent Secretary for MEHRD Dr Franco Rodie, during a radio talk-back show, Sunday, said there have been some issues that resulted in the delay of the payment of our students’ allowances
“Let me assure our students in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea that yes, there has been a delay with their allowances.
“But we are trying to rectify the problem that we have encountered in terms of accessing the fund so that by the end of this week hopefully we should be able to remit funds to the education bank accounts in those countries that I have mentioned,” Dr Rodie said.
On that same note, Dr Rodie said seven students are still in Philippines.
“Those of you who have been following they have also sort out their visas but there are some requirements in terms of health and quarantine which did not allow us to bring them home during December,” he said.
He informed the students that the government has not given up on them, and that, they would bring them home as soon things get cleared.
By FOLLET JOHN