The Namosi Joint Venture (NJV) has this year paid out a total of $250,000 in education assistance for students from the provinces of Namosi and Tikina Waidina, Naitasiri who applied for financial support to undertake tertiary education or vocational courses.
Under NJVâ€™s Education Assistance Programme $120,000 has been paid out for students who applied for assistance in Semester 2 to add to the $130,000 that was paid out for students attending courses in Semester 1 this year.
The funds helped students pay for tertiary education and vocational courses at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University, Corpus Christie Teachers College, APTEC, Pasifika Institute of Tourism and NZPTC among others.
NJV Country Manager, Greg Morris said they are encouraged by the interest shown by students and the Namosi and Waidina communities towards the programme as the joint venture strongly believes in the value of education and training.
â€œThe Programme assisted 119 students in Semester 1, and 100 students have been assisted for this semester. We received a record number of applications for Semester 2 assistance,â€ Mr. Morris said.
â€œApplications were processed and decided on based on the criteria set out in the Education Assistance Programme guidelines and in consultation with community representatives,â€ Mr. Morris said.
Education assistance for the 2012 year is now closed.