Solomon Islands Government sponsored students at the University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus in Vanuatu are grateful for the timely payment of their second-semester allowances.
President of the Solomon Islands Law Students Association (SILSA), Johan Doiwale conveyed the association’s gratitude to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation when they visited the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu last weekend.
A government statement said Mr. Doiwale also expressed challenges faced by the Government-sponsored students over the years to the Prime Minister.
The challenges include late allowances, which placed students in difficult situations in foreign countries as well as academic and social issues.
But he said this year is exceptional as student allowances were received on time.
The SILSA President said despite the challenges faced, they are committed and determined to complete their studies and return home to serve their country.
Meanwhile in his response, Prime Minister Sogavare acknowledged the SILSA President, saying it is encouraging to hear students boldly declare their commitment to serving the country.
He said the University of the South Pacific plays a significant and strategic role in shaping the policies of the Solomon Islands Government and the Pacific region.
The Prime Minister adds the single most important strategy to sustainable development is to invest in human resources, and the DCC Government is committed to there are more PhD graduates in the country.