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Government Invests In Human Capital: A-G

New graduates whose annual household income is less than $30,000 can access a $300 one time allowance from Government. Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum informed hundreds of students
29 Jul 2017 11:00
Government Invests In Human Capital: A-G
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with the University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra (right), during the official opening of the USP’s open day on July 28, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

New graduates whose annual household income is less than $30,000 can access a $300 one time allowance from Government.

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum informed hundreds of students who attended the University of the South Pacific’s Open Day of this initiative and others that FijiFirst Government has set up for students and young graduates.

He explained that after graduation, students from low income households- below $30,000 per annum, may need financial assistance to prepare for job interviews.

This could range from the need for a business suit to wear to interviews or even a boat fare for a graduate from the Northern Division needing to be in Suva, for example, for interviews.

This is why this $300 could be useful.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum explained that Government’s philosophy has been investing in the country’s human capital.

“If you are interested in getting that qualification, Government’s objective is to help you get that qualification.

“We believe we need to invest in our human resources, in our human capital. No country will ever become strong if the citizens of those countries do not have the right level of qualifications,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He advised high school and USP students to follow their passion. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said only if students were passionate about certain subjects, will they excel in it and do well in their careers.

This grant can be accessed by new graduates from the next financial year.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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