STUDENTS studying in various Universities in Fiji and other Pacific Island countries are returning home via chartered flights starting last Saturday.
Reports received by the Solomon Star confirmed that so far, two chartered flights have already arrived over the weekend.
The third chartered flight is expected to arrive this Wednesday.
According to the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) president from the University of South Pacific, a total of six chartered flights will be transporting the students back home.
Charter flights four, five, and six are being scheduled for the 26th, 28th, and 29th of this month.
The president, Richard Housiho wishes to thank the Solomon Islands Government for making the arrangements possible.
“I would like to thank the Solomon Government though the Ministry of Education (NTU) for facilitating these charters/flights arrangement on time for the students so that students don’t stay too long in Fiji.
“Also on this line I would like to thank the SIG for the great assistance given to us students throughout the year in terms of payment of allowances, accommodations, book allowances and cost of living allowances including offering the scholarships given to us. Thank-you indeed,” Mr Housiho said.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA