The Joint Civil Society Groups and Concerned Citizens, JCSG & CC, has called on the government to keep its commitment towards government sponsored students at the Solomon Islands National University.
The group made the call yesterday after discovering that several students were left out, after their scholarships were withdrawn by the Ministry of Education.
JCSG’s Interim Chairman, Barnabas Henson told SIBC news, he had met a few frustrated students, who expressed that the government must address their plight.
Mr. Henson said he understands a 48 hours notices was served to the Prime Minister’s Office by the SINU students yesterday.
“What I understand was that the SINU students themselves have already submitted a 48 hours notice or something, to the Prime Minister and probably the Deputy Prime Minister and the NCRA government; that if they do nothing about the withdrawal or the cancellation of these scholarships for this year, they could probably come out and demonstrate their grievance in some form. Now we don’t want that because we’ve experienced that students also demonstrated on the road last year, where four of them were charged. Luckily the court released them on bail,” he said.
SIBC News understands the government is expected to respond to the issue in a media conference tomorrow.