K3.8m for students’ tickets

The Department of Higher Education has confirmed an allocation of K3.8 million for airline tickets for new and continuing tertiary students.

The new ticketing system, where tertiary institutions will purchase tickets for their students, will be implemented this year.

5 universities, excluding the University of Papua New Guinea, have taken up this responsibility.

The University of Technology, Pacific Adventist University, University of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Goroka and Divine Word University will be allocated some money out of the K3.8 million for this exercise.

Students’ tickets for UPNG will be purchased by the Higher Education Department, as UPNG lacks the capacity.

Carolyn Ure