7 Dec 2009

Solomons Education Ministry considers ways to prevent high student failures at USP

6:05 am on 7 December 2009

The Solomon Islands Education Ministry is searching for ways to ensure money is not being wasted sponsoring students at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mylyn Kuve, says the termination rate of sponsorships because of failure is very high.

She says the ministry has consulted with the head of the school of accountants and science to provide additional tutorials for the students.

But she says the students are not utilising the extra classes.

Mylyn Kure admits gaps in education at seventh form level is also a contributing factor in the high failure rate.