Solomons students face exams without allowances

8:20 pm on 5 November 2015
Some students had to study over the summer to gain a place at university.

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The Solomon Islands ministry of education is promising to sort out problems that have left students studying abroad without their allowances being paid.

Around 200 Solomons' students on government scholarships at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji are affected by lack of payment.

There are reports some student having been served eviction notices and others unable to attend class because of their financial difficulties.

In a statement the director of the National Training Unit says affected students will get their allowances tomorrow.

Clement Tito says steps are being taken to rectify the problem within the ministry's student information management system.

Late payment of allowances is a chronic problem for the Solomons" government students.