THE National Training Unit (NTU) of the Ministry of Education Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is working on a plan to establish an agreement with the overseas tertiary institutions that hosts government sponsored students.
The initiative is being given attention because students’ results are often held up.
NTU director Clement Tito assured students on Monday the government is looking at establishing the deal with tertiary institutions that host government sponsored students such as the University of South Pacific, Fiji and other institutions.
“Often, students’ results were on hold due to late fees, but what we want the institutions to understand is that the government will never ignore the outstanding fees.
“The government normally paid up fees for students therefore, the agreement is to ensure the schools release results for students because sooner or later, the government will live up to its obligation in paying up tuition fees.”
The director told the students the government have no outstanding arrears with any institutions at the moment.
“But the initiative is something we have to push and I will visit each institution to put this plan in place to avoid victimizing students.”
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO