NCDC spends K20m on scholarships

More than K20 million has been spent on scholarships for over 20,000 National Capital District students attending various schools in NCD and throughout the country.

As per the statistics and data obtained from the Office of the NCD Governor’s Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) office recently, the TVET scholarship program since its inception in 2009 had seen over 20, 000 students sponsored.

The total amount of funding invested in the young Papua New Guineans under the TVET scholarship program from 2009 to 2016 is K21, 908,708.87.

Terence Moka, the Executive Officer to the NCD Governor said this when addressing more than 40 NCD students at the University of Natural Resources and Environment in Vudal, East New Britain province last Thursday.

He was there to present a cheque of K38, 901. 60 on behalf of Governor Powes Parkop as part payment of school fees for 12 NCD students who were successful recipients of another of the NCD Governor’s scholarship initiatives - the School Fee Assistance program.

The payment was for 50 percent school fee assistance while the parents were expected to meet the balance of the students’ school fees this year.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor – Administration and Development Dr Aisak Pue, Bursar George Korowi and Registrar Masi Fuawe were present to welcome Moka and his team on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Professor John Warren who was out of the province.

The president of Port Moresby and Central students, Joseph Mage Junior on behalf of the students thanked Mr Moka for the visit.

He said the students are thankful to Governor Parkop for such great initiatives to cater for the NCD students’ school fees but appealed to Mr Parkop to also consider opening the scholarships to Central students as currently they are not benefiting from it and would love to apply if given the chance.

Freddy Mou