Photo: Central Governor Hon. Rufina Peter with representatives of various tertiary institutions holding on to their check payments
A timely step has been taken by the Central Provincial Government to relief Central Tertiary Students for its 2023 tuition fees totally at the cost of K3, 456 050 presented to various Tertiary Institutions in the country on Friday 19th of May, 2023 at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
The Governor's Tuition support fee program is a first of its kind under the leadership of Central Governor Rufina Peter where investigative research had been carried out to roll out the program.
"Human Resource Development is our first priority in the Central Province it is a valuable asset in equipping our people to contribute meaningfully in the Province development.
"This is a first of its kind and we hope to improve well with students performance evaluated according to their GPA.
"K2, 000 000 was taken out of Central Province Internal Revenue and K1, 456 050 from PIP funding hopefully we make an increase to provide K2, 000 per student but for now each student will receive K1,200 said Governor Rufina.
Coordinator of Central Governor's Tuition Fees Support Program Mr. Paul Senkai commented that they had to to start from scratch in collecting data and making sure credible records were kept of students who were able to participate in the program.
" We are more than happy to liase with the various Tertiary Institutions and make sure that our students perform well to continue on with their studies", said Mr. Senkai.
The following representative of various Tertiary Institutions present were Datec Learning Centre, Port Moresby Business College, Asia Pacific College, Mapex Training Institute, Kumul Training Institute, International Training Institute and Highlands Youth Vocational. Other Tertiary Institutions absent on the occasion were University of Papua New Guinea open and main campus and University of Technology.