The Solomon Islands National University, SINU, has commended fee payers who honored its call to settle their outstanding fee payments.
SINU in a statement yesterday said, it has received payments of outstanding fees from student sponsors since 31st October, the deadline for payments.
It said with outstanding payments now being received, its Executive Management has resolved that students still with outstanding fees will continue until the end of semester two and will be able to sit for their exams.
The University however added, fee payers and sponsors are strongly advised to settle their outstanding fees for 2018 by November 30th.
Acting Vice-Chancellor Prem Rai told an SIBC interview this afternoon failure to comply would mean no registration for students in Semester one 2019 as well as graduations for next year.
“But we have also decided that though the students who their sponsors have not actually paid any tuition fee, their results should not be released and in turn they will miss out on their graduation in April next year.
“We have taken that decision in the interest of these and in the interest of the students and their sponsors because we cannot run the university and take a student for a year and two year of his study without having any tuition fee.
“They have to pay money and you know we depend, our university operations depend to a larger extent on tuition fees”.
SINU’s Executive Management wishes to commend all fee payers for responding appropriately to its call in recent days to settle their outstanding dues.
By: Rickson Bau