The Hela province is investing heavily in its human resource that will drive the development aspiration of the newly formed province into the future.
The Provincial Government through the Hela Undialu Education Foundation has paid four million Kina from a six million Kina commitment to school accounts for sons and daughters of the province studying in tertiary, technical and school of excellence.
A further two million Kina will be paid in the coming months to finish off a 30 percent commitment for all individual students
The students from various higher institutions of learning from Hela province met with their Governor for the presentation.
“As they say, your life is in your hands. Education is the key that you an enter in life”, said Governor Undialu.
Undialu urged the students to set education performance as their priority in life in order to excel.
The Provincial Government through the Hela Undialu Education Foundation paid 30 percent of the school component to relieve parents during struggling economic times.
A total of K4million has been paid into school accounts for the Hela students in tertiary, technical and school of excellence with the remaining K2m to be paid in the coming months.
“These are proving to be very hard economic times with COVID. While the country is seeking financial assistance overseas, having the provincial government to assist the students is a very big blessing” said Ronny Angu, Hela Education Director.
A total of 3, 800 students are benefiting from the school fee assistance from 141 institutions both in country and abroad.
The funding this year combined is worth 24 million, spent over the last four years.
The Hela Governor says human development is key for the new province moving forward.