29 Mar 2013

Fiji PM orders review of scholarship programme

4:26 pm on 29 March 2013

Fiji's Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has ordered a review of the way the government approves tertiary scholarships because of the large number of students who applied this year.

FBC reports that close to 2 thousand students applied for scholarships and only 4 hundred were approved.

The Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Commission, Parmesh Chand, says a committee made up of himself, the Permanent Secretary for i-Taukei Affairs, and University Vice Chancellors will look at all aspects of the scholarship programme.

The committee has until April to hand recommendations to the Prime Minister.