scholarship students

Vanuatu National Provident Fund to strictly monitor its scholarship students

Over 1,000 students are studying under the Members Education Support Scheme.

VNPF General Manager, Parmod Archary said monitoring results and the types and costs of accommodation for students abroad are issues which need to be addressed.

“The problem we had is that, there has been no monitoring of students’ results and we are not sure of where they were staying, whether the accommodations are safe and not overcrowded.”

Vanuatu Govt pulls plug on 44 students at USP in Fiji

The government said the students had failed all or most of their courses and would no longer be supported by the state.

The students undertook studies under the Members Education Support Scheme (MESS) of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) last year.

The Daily Post newspaper reported that the Fund's general manager, Parmod Achary, had said there was no alternative but to bring the students home because they had been excluded from the university.

Govt students kicked out over outstanding tuition

Daily Post has been informed that the two students have one last trimester left before graduation but have been missing school for the past two weeks due to payment delay by the scholarship office.

A copy of an invoice indicated that their fees were not paid since the 2014-2015 1st Trimester, 2014-2015 2nd Trimester and 2015-2016 1st Trimester.