West New Britain Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel, has challenged tertiary students from his province to become local entrepreneurs.
He challenged them during the TESAS Cheque presentation for West New Britain Students attending several higher institutions in Port Moresby yesterday.
Governor Muthuvel challenged tertiary students from his province to create jobs, rather than go looking for jobs.
He said it is good that students learn the skills and go back to their village and become small entrepreneurs.
Mr Muthuvel encouraged them to start small businesses, and employ others to work for them.
He also challenged West New Britain students attending all higher institutions around the country to contribute to the development of the province.
He said under their provincial grant each year, they allocated K2.7 Million to students who fall under HECAS and TESAS.
Accompanying him was the provincial Administrator, Williamson Hosea, who urged the students to score high GPAs in order to be eligible under this funding.
He said in the past three years, some students were expelled or suspended from studies, and this was not a good sign.
The institutions that received these cheques include UPNG Main campus, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPNG Open Campus, ITI, Legal Training Institute, IBS and Don Bosco Technical Institute.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences formerly known as Medical Faculty, Deputy Executive Dean, Dr Paul Sali, said education is expensive and he urged students to take their studies seriously.
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