Fiji: More Students To Receive Govt Assistance
More Students To Receive Government Assistance - PM
The Interim Government is fully committed to assisting the higher education for all our people says Interim Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama.
”This has been reflected in the Government‘s increased 2008 budgetary allocations for both Fijian Affairs and Multi-Ethnic Affairs scholarship, which is proposed to assist more students in 2008.”
PM Bainimarama has urged the students to work hard and achieve their goals so that there is a win-win situation for all, the government, parents and the students.
The Fijian Affairs Scholarship fund has increased from $8.3million in 2007 to $8.5million in 2008 with an estimated 1600 new students expected this year.
The Fijian Affairs Scholarship department is also finalising their interview list before deciding on the awardees.
Running parallel to this, the Multi-Ethnic Affairs has received $5.5 million in its budget for 2008, an increase of 1.25m from the 4.25million in 2007.
The Multi-Ethnic Affairs has completed its interviews for applicants and will soon publish the awardees.
A total of 2405
applications were received at the MEA with a total roll 2195
expected in 2008.