THE Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources plans to organize two repatriation flights to repatriate our 200 students who have completed their studies in Fiji.
Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) and Chairman of the National Oversight Committee (NOC) Dr Jimmie Rodgers highlighted this yesterday to assure parents and students of their situation.
It’s understood most of the students have completed their studies last year and are still awaiting for the government repatriate them back to the country.
“Almost 200 of our students are still in Fiji and government is trying to get them back into the country.
“And we are looking at two flights in next week,” he said.
The SPM also announced that next Saturday 26th February a private charter will bring some 30 local students studying in Philippines and Papua New Guinea to Honiara.
The flight will leave Port Moresby and drop off the students in Honiara before continuing on to Nadi, Fiji.
On its return trip, it would drop off some of local students studying in Fiji.
Meanwhile, SPM assured parents and students that government is still at options to repatriate some of our local sponsored students in Cuba, US, UK and/ Japan.
“Be rest assured government is not forgetting you,” the hard working SPM said.