22 Jul 2008

USP re-opens doors in Solomons

6:31 am on 22 July 2008

The University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus in Honiara has re-opened its doors to government sponsored students to whom it refused registration last week.

USP closed its doors on the students because their sponsor, the Government has an outstanding debt of 220 thousand US dollars dating back to 2006.

USP Director Christian Salini says the Government has settled its debts and promised to settle all its remaining debts by the end of August.

Mr Salini says if the Government fails to honour its commitment, the students will be de-registered.

He says it is USP's policy they are carrying out and it is applied in other USP member countries.

Last week 300 Government sponsored students attending USP were refused registration for the new semester.