A number of teachers and school leavers in Mbita’ama, North Malaita are calling on the Democratic Coalition for Change Government to re-introduce government scholarships at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU).
SIBC Stringer, John Andrew Kiri reports some of them have received offer letters from the University but have limited financial means to pay their own way through university.
Kiri also reports those concerned believe that the Government should sponsor more students at the Solomon Islands National University as it is already doing for Solomon Islanders studying at universities overseas.
“The keen learners said it would be helpful if the government can meet half of the tuition while they meet the other half. To meet the total cost would be impossible for them. As a result, a few students who were accepted and shortlisted for courses at SINU can’t afford to pursue their studies this year due to pressures from mounting family commitments on a meager survival income.”