20 Dec 2004

Marshalls college says it needs more regular funding to maintain US accreditation

7:00 pm on 20 December 2004

The chief administration officer at the College of the Marshall Islands says the government needs to be more regular in its funding of the college so it can upgrade its services.

The college is struggling to meet the eligibility requirements so it can maintain its U.S. accreditation.

Two key shortcoming at the college found by US assessors were in administration and a lack of computers.

Carlos Domnic says the government has agreed to provide 3 million US dollars for the college over the next 5 years.

But he says the funding to date has been irregular.

"The agreement says that they should give us on the first of every month our share, which is about 250,000 US dollars a month, and so far the government has not met that criteria."

Carlos Domnic.