$50K Boost For Bua Stu­dents

Money to cater for things not covered by spon­sors

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Ter­tiary stu­dents from the province of Bua will be shar­ing $50,000 set aside by the Bua Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil for aca­demic as­sis­tance next year, Roko Tui Bua Peni Ku­naturaga said this was to sup­ple­ment the in­come they were get­ting from their spon­sors. Mr Ku­naturaga said this ini­tia­tive was a much needed one to help the stu­dents in ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion who were al­ready spon­sored by the Ter­tiary Schol­ar­ship and Loans Board.

“This is not for their fees but their al­lowance to help them cater for other things, which is not covered by their spon­sors,” Mr Ku­naturaga said.

He said this was not re­stricted to stu­dents from cer­tain districts or stature but for ev­ery­one in the province. The move is part of the Bua Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil’s plan to move the province for­ward. Mr Ku­naturaga praised the peo­ple of Bua for com­ing in num­bers, par­tic­u­larly the women who man­aged to raise close to $43,000 last week dur­ing the craft show. The Adi Bua and Bua show­case has been run­ning for the past three years.

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