A number of students studying in-country under the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) scholarship have questioned the National Training Unit (NTU) why there is a difference in their allowance payments.
The students started receiving their semester 1 allowances last week and after cross checking with their friends, they found out that their figures were different.
A student victim that wishes to remain anonymous said, she only received $13,370 while some of her friends get $19,000.
“Some of my friends received $19,000 while some of us only received $13,370.
“It is very sad that we receive less than what we should get,” she told this paper yesterday.
An officer from the National Training Unit (NTU) explained that the deductions were done because of accommodation purposes.
However, the students are still unhappy with the answer because most of them are not even renting in motels since the beginning of their academic year.
“We are not happy with the response we get because we don’t know why our allowances were deducted.
“Some of us are accommodated at our own homes and yet they are charging us for that, this is ridiculous,” the students said.
At the moment, they are still waiting for positive feedbacks to their queries and they will still ask the people responsible until their outstanding allowances are paid in.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA