Secretary for Higher Education, Fr Jan Czuba, says the final list of students that will be released will depend on the funding allocation the Department receives.
Fr Jan said in 2018, only a small group will be sponsored under TESAS.
He said about 35 to 40, or less than that, will be receiving the Government assistance.
According to UPNG’s pro vice chancellor academic, Professor Mange Matui, about 7,000 Grade 12 students are selected to tertiary institutions every year. This is out of the 20,000 or so students.