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Rouse Praises TELS

The Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS)  and the National Toppers Scheme has provided opportunities for many students to take up tertiary education. Acting Fiji National University vice-chancellor Professor Ian Rouse
17 Jan 2015 12:18
Rouse Praises TELS
Acting Fiji National University vice-chancellor Professor Ian Rouse

The Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS)  and the National Toppers Scheme has provided opportunities for many students to take up tertiary education.

Acting Fiji National University vice-chancellor Professor Ian Rouse said this was reflected in the number of students enrolling in the university.

“Just looking at the numbers across universities with all the enrolments, I think we’re going to have a fairly good number,” he said.

“We have been busy for the past week with enrolments as students lined up in front of the booths to get into their programmes.”

He said the student loans and Toppers schemes had enabled more students to continue in tertiary education.

“The Toppers scheme and loan scheme introduced have made a significant difference,” Professor Rouse said.

“To me this is very exciting.”

Various programmes at the university are being filled to capacity as enrolment continues.

“I wish the large number of high school graduates all the best and that they get enrolled in the right programmes and make a difference.”

Professor Rouse said there was a chance that classes for trimester-based programmes could be delayed.

“Hopefully enrolment for semester-based programmes would finish next week and classes start the following week or two weeks later.”

Meanwhile students have been urged to enrol in their preferred programmes and obtain a confirmation of placing before signing scholarship or loan agreements.

Government has allocated $52.5million towards the TELS and Toppers programmes in the 2015 Budget.

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